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Title Asian North American identities : beyond the hyphen / edited by Eleanor Ty and Donald C. Goellnicht
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (212 pages) : illustrations
Contents Affect-identity : the emotions of assimilation, multiraciality, and Asian American subjectivity / Jeffrey J. Santa Ana -- "I'm blackanese" : buddy-cop films, rush hour, and Asian American and African American cross-racial identification / LeiLani Nishime -- "To hide her true self" : sentimentality and the search for an intersubjective self in Nora Okja Keller's Comfort woman / Patricia Chu -- Identities in process : the experimental poetry of Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and Myung Mi Kim / Jeannie Chiu -- Asian America is in the heartland : performing Korean adoptee experience / Josephine Lee -- "A task of reclamation" : subjectivity, self-representation, and textual formulation in Sara Suleri's Meatless days / Roco G. Davis -- The transnational imagination : Karen Tei Yamashita's Tropic of orange / Caroline Rody -- At the edge of a shattered mirror, community? / Karlyn Koh -- Claiming postcolonial America : the hybrid Asian-American performances of Tseng Kwong chi / Malini Johar Schueller
Summary The nine essays in Asian North American Identities explore how Asian North Americans are no longer caught between worlds of the old and the new, the east and the west, and the south and the north. Moving beyond national and diasporic models of ethnic identity to focus on the individual feelings and experiences of those who are not part of a dominant white majority, the essays collected here draw from a wide range of sources, including novels, art, photography, poetry, cinema, theatre, and popular culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-199) and index
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Subject American literature -- Asian American authors -- History and criticism.
Asian Americans in literature.
Asian Americans -- Intellectual life.
Asians -- Canada -- Intellectual life.
Assimilation (Sociology) in literature.
Canadian literature -- Asian authors -- History and criticism.
Ethnicity in literature.
Group identity in literature.
Identity (Psychology) in literature.
Race in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Goellnicht, Donald C., 1953-
Ty, Eleanor Rose, 1958-
LC no. 2003017925
ISBN 0253110912 (electronic bk.)
0253216613 (paperback; alk. paper)
0253343801 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780253110916 (electronic bk.)
9780253216618 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780253343802 (cloth ; alk. paper)