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The interethnic imagination : roots and passages in contemporary Asian American fiction, Caroline Rody

Label
The interethnic imagination : roots and passages in contemporary Asian American fiction
Title
The interethnic imagination
Title remainder
roots and passages in contemporary Asian American fiction
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Rody
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Several decades after the 1965 easing of U.S. immigration barriers, as the influx of new immigrants began to shuffle into novel social formations, American literature changed as well, absorbing the tensions and the possibilities posed by the transformation. What had been known as ethnic literature evolved into something else, a body of work more accurately described as interethnic. The Interethnic Imagination charts this historic literary shift as it demonstrates how recent social and cultural encounters have sculpted the contemporary Asian American novel." "Theorizing and chronicling an interethnic literary turn, and drawing upon Asian Americanist, postcolonial, and postnational scholarly paradigms, Caroline Rody presents a new optic through which to understand the dynamic interplay shaping ethnic literatures. She examines an extensive range of Asian American fictions, offering sustained readings of several compelling interethnic imaginative projects: Chang-rae Lee's ambivalent evocations of blackness, whiteness, Koreanness, and the multicultural crowd in Native Speaker; Gish Jen's comic engagement with Jewishness in Mona in the Promised Land; and the conjuring of a transnational topography in Karen Tei Yamashita's Tropic of Orange." "Two "interchapters" and an epilogue extend the book's argument by highlighting Asian American fiction's complex engagement with African American culture; its cross-ethnic adoption of Jewishness; and its extended history of mixed-race fictional characters. Persuasively argued and layered with insights into a broad spectrum of novels, The Interethnic Imagination maps the rapidly changing American literary landscape and proffers a fresh, original tack for approaching its liveliest new works."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1960-
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Rody, Caroline
Dewey number
813/.609895
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.A84
LC item number
R64 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Imagining the Americas
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  • American fiction
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • Ethnic relations in literature
  • Racially mixed people in literature
  • Cultural fusion in literature
Label
The interethnic imagination : roots and passages in contemporary Asian American fiction, Caroline Rody
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Interchapter.
  • Cross-ethnic Jewishness in Asian American and other contemporary fiction
  • Ch. 4.
  • Karen Tei Yamashita's Tropic of Orange and the transnational, interethnic imagination
  • Epilogue.
  • Mixed races, mixed children, mixed outcomes
  • Ch. 1.
  • interethnic paradigm and the case of Asian American fiction
  • Interchapter.
  • Asian/African : black presences in Asian American fiction
  • Ch. 2.
  • "With darkness yet" : Chang-rae Lee's Native speaker, blackness, and the interethnic imagination
  • Ch. 3.
  • Letters from Camp Gugelstein : interethnicity and Jewishness in Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 196 p.
Isbn
9780195377361
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009006263
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2059522-01umb_inst
  • 2008597
  • (OCoLC)311262900
Label
The interethnic imagination : roots and passages in contemporary Asian American fiction, Caroline Rody
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Interchapter.
  • Cross-ethnic Jewishness in Asian American and other contemporary fiction
  • Ch. 4.
  • Karen Tei Yamashita's Tropic of Orange and the transnational, interethnic imagination
  • Epilogue.
  • Mixed races, mixed children, mixed outcomes
  • Ch. 1.
  • interethnic paradigm and the case of Asian American fiction
  • Interchapter.
  • Asian/African : black presences in Asian American fiction
  • Ch. 2.
  • "With darkness yet" : Chang-rae Lee's Native speaker, blackness, and the interethnic imagination
  • Ch. 3.
  • Letters from Camp Gugelstein : interethnicity and Jewishness in Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 196 p.
Isbn
9780195377361
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009006263
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2059522-01umb_inst
  • 2008597
  • (OCoLC)311262900

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