MINOR INTIMACIES OF RACE: Asian Publics In North America by Christine KimMINOR INTIMACIES OF RACE: Asian Publics In North America by Christine Kim

MINOR INTIMACIES OF RACE: Asian Publics In North America

byChristine Kim

Paperback | April 30, 2016

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An attempt to put an Asian woman on Canada's $100 bill in 2012 unleashed enormous controversy. The racism and xenophobia that answered this symbolic move toward inclusiveness revealed the nation's trumpeted commitment to multiculturalism as a lie. It also showed how multiple minor publics as well as the dominant public responded to the ongoing issue of race in Canada. In this new study, Christine Kim delves into the ways cultural conversations minimize race's relevance even as violent expressions and structural forms of racism continue to occur. Kim turns to literary texts, artistic works, and media debates to highlight the struggles of minor publics with social intimacy. Her insightful engagement with everyday conversations as well as artistic expressions that invoke the figure of the Asian allows Kim to reveal the affective dimensions of racialized publics. It also extends ongoing critical conversations within Asian Canadian and Asian American studies about Orientalism, diasporic memory, racialized citizenship, and migration and human rights.
Christine Kim is an associate professor of English at Simon Fraser University.
Title:MINOR INTIMACIES OF RACE: Asian Publics In North AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 30, 2016Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0252081625

ISBN - 13:9780252081620


Editorial Reviews

"Provides an exceptionally generative paradigm for thinking about those forms of collective identification that do not achieve the solidity of fully-fledged political movements but that nonetheless register in illuminating ways the everyday life of race in Asian North America. A fascinating and timely study."--Daniel Kim, author of Writing Manhood in Black and Yellow: Ralph Ellison, Frank Chin and the Literary Politics of Identity