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Precarity and the Pursuit of Unhappiness

Eleanor Ty

in Asianfail: Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040887
eISBN:
9780252099380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040887.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines three works by Japanese North American writers: Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being,Mariko Tamaki's novella Cover Me, and her graphic novel Skim, illustrated by Jillian ... More


Scripting Fertility: Desire and Regeneration in Japanese North American Literature

Eleanor Ty

in Unfastened: Globality and Asian North American Narratives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665075
eISBN:
9781452946368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665075.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a reading of Hiromo Goto’s The Kappa Child (2001) and Ruth Ozeki’s All Over Creation (2003), which share similar concerns and are noteworthy examples of a shift in tendency in ... More


Asianfail: Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority

Eleanor Ty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040887
eISBN:
9780252099380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040887.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Asianfail examines literary and filmic works by contemporary Asian Americans and Asian Canadians that deal with failure and unhappiness. While the hashtag #Asianfail pokes fun at cultural ... More


The Asian American Family Portrait Documentary: Multiplying Discourses

Rocío G. Davis

in Relative Histories: Mediating History in Asian American Family Memoirs

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834586
eISBN:
9780824870485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834586.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the discursive possibilities of the filmed family memoir, called “family portrait documentary,” as a form of historical mediation. Three family portrait documentaries are ... More


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