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An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture

Crystal Parikh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230426
eISBN:
9780823235070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230426.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book investigates the theme and tropes of betrayal and treason in Asian American and Chicano/Latino literary and cultural narratives. In considering betrayal from an ethical perspective, one ... More


White Flight, White Narration: Suburban Deviancies in Chang-rae Lee’s Aloft

Stephen Hong Sohn

in Racial Asymmetries: Asian American Fictional Worlds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479800070
eISBN:
9781479800551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800070.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores how Asian American-ness might be structured in relation to the psychic interiority of a white narrator. It presents a reading of Chang-rae Lee's Aloft, which is narrated in the ... More


Dormant Bilingualism in Neoliberal America

Jeehyun Lim

in Bilingual Brokers: Race, Literature, and Language as Human Capital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823275304
eISBN:
9780823277032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275304.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter four examines the relationship between language and race in neoliberal America through the writings of Richard Rodriguez and Chang-rae Lee and the legal briefs contesting English-only ... More


Lists, Native Speaker, and the Politics of Emergence

Yoon Lee

in Modern Minority: Asian American Literature and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199915835
eISBN:
9780199315956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915835.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In the late twentieth-century context of multiculturalism, the emptiness of the modern everyday can appear as a form of potential openness and equality. Chang-rae Lee’s Native Speaker explores the ... More


Interrupted Intertextuality in Chang-rae Lee’s Native Speaker

Amy C. Tang

in Repetition and Race: Asian American Literature After Multiculturalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190464387
eISBN:
9780190464400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190464387.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 3 reads Chang-rae Lee’s Native Speaker as a meditation on the conditions for entering the multicultural public sphere. Uncovering Lee’s intertextual repetitions of two modernist classics, ... More


Epilogue: Mixed Races, Mixed Children, Mixed Outcomes

Caroline Rody

in The Interethnic Imaginiation: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377361
eISBN:
9780199869558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377361.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This epilogue examines the history of mixed‐race characters in Asian American fiction, so as to consider the meaning of the generation of mixed‐race fictional children born to the protagonists of the ... More


Their Country, Our Culture: The Persistence of the Cold War

Steven Belletto

in No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199826889
eISBN:
9780199932382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826889.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter six argues that many of the themes and concerns that preoccupied thinkers during the Cold War persist after 1989, a persistence that it visible both in the ways the conflict is explicitly ... More


Form Giving and the Remains of Identity In A Gesture Life

in The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Toward a Global Idea of Race, a book by Denise Ferreira da Silva, talks about the integral role of race in post-Enlightenment formulations of subjectivity that are centered around an ontological ... More


Inhuman Alliances: Chang-rae Lee’s The Surrendered

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190257668
eISBN:
9780190257699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257668.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 reads Chang-rae Lee’s The Surrendered, an epic novel set during the Korean War that rewrites a critical scene of sympathy prominently featured during the war: the meeting between the war ... More


Romantic Citizenship: Immigrant-Nation Romance, the Antifetish, and Chang-rae Lee’s Native Speaker

Juliana Chang

in Inhuman Citizenship: Traumatic Enjoyment and Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674435
eISBN:
9781452947020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674435.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores Chang-rae Lee’s Native Speaker to analyze why resolution in the domestic sphere coincides with failure in the public sphere. This novel has become one of the most talked-about ... More


Introduction: Under Scrutiny

Monica Chiu

in Scrutinized!: Surveillance in Asian North American Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838423
eISBN:
9780824869588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838423.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book examines surveillance in Asian North American literature, and especially how it affects Asian North American characters. It investigates acts of literary surveillance in novels that seek to ... More


Repetition and Race: Asian American Literature After Multiculturalism

Amy C. Tang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190464387
eISBN:
9780190464400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190464387.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Repetition and Race explores the literary forms and critical frameworks occasioned by the widespread institutionalization of liberal multiculturalism by turning to the exemplary case of Asian ... More


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