Race and Resistance

Race and Resistance : Literature and Politics in Asian America

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Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America examines the idealisation of Asian America by its intellectuals, the saturation of Asian America with capitalist practices, and the challenges posed by Asian America's ideological diversity. Viet Nguyen argues that Asian American intellectuals need to examine their own assumptions about race, culture, and politics, and he makes his case through the example of literature, which still remains a cultural arena of cultural production for Asian Americans. Significantly, in examining Asian American literature, what we find is that the literature embodies the complexities, conflicts, and potential future options of Asian American culture.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 159 x 234.2 x 18.3mm | 376.49g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 3 ht
  • 0195147006
  • 9780195147001
  • 1,170,677

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An excellent seminar resource for upper-division undergraduates and above. * Choice * Race and Resistance raises questions about the current project of Asian American Studies that are essential considerations for the future development of the field. * American Literature * An excellent seminar resource for upper-division undergraduates and above. * Choice * Race and Resistance raises questions about the current project of Asian American Studies that are essential considerations for the future development of the field. * American Literature *show more

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