Nation, Race & History in Asian American Literature: Re-membering the Body (Modern American Literature)

Nation, Race & History in Asian American Literature: Re-membering the Body (Modern American Literature)

Maria C. Zamora


Nation, Race & historical past in Asian American Literature displays at the symbolic tactics in which the USA constitutes its matters as voters, connecting such approaches to the worldwide dynamics of empire development and a suppressed historical past of yank imperialism. via a comparative research of David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly, Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s Blu’s Hanging, and Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters, this research considers the ways that our bodies problem the kinds asserted in nation-building. The ebook proposes that underwritten via the monstrous histories of yankee imperial migrations, there are texts and our bodies which problem and reconstitute the ever-vexed definition of «American». In «re-membering» such our bodies, Maria C. Zamora announces bodies as real residing texts, texts which are regularly bearing, contesting, and remodeling which means. Nation, Race & heritage in Asian American Literature will interact students attracted to cultural and important thought, citizenship and nationwide identification, race and ethnicity, the physique, gender stories, and transnational literature.

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