Race and Resistance: Literature and politics in Asian America by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Race and Resistance: Literature and politics in Asian America

byViet Thanh Nguyen

Paperback | April 15, 2002

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In Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America, Viet Nguyen argues that Asian American intellectuals have idealized Asian America, ignoring its saturation with capitalist practices. This idealization of Asian America means that Asian American intellectuals can neither grapplewith their culture's ideological diversity nor recognize their own involvement with capitalist practices such as the selling of racial identity. Making his case through the example of literature, which remains a critical arena of cultural production for Asian Americans, Nguyen demonstrates thatliterature embodies the complexities, conflicts, and potential future options of Asian American culture.

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Viet Thanh Nguyen is at University of Southern California.
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Title:Race and Resistance: Literature and politics in Asian AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 0.98 inPublished:April 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Crisis of Representation1. On the Origins of Asian American Literature: The Eaton Sisters and the Hybrid Body2. Wounded Bodies and the Cold War: Freedom, Materialism, and Revolution in Asian American Literature, 1946-19573. The Remasculinization of Chinese America: Race, Violence, and the Novel4. Representing Reconciliation: Le Ly Hayslip and the Emblematic Victim5. Queer Bodies and Subaltern Spectators: Guerrilla Theater, Hollywood Melodrama, and the Filipino (American) NovelConclusion: Model Minorities and Bad SubjectsNotesBibliographyIndex

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"An excellent seminar resource for upper-division undergraduates and above."--Choice