Coverart for item
The Resource Imagining the nation : Asian American literature and cultural consent, David Leiwei Li

Imagining the nation : Asian American literature and cultural consent, David Leiwei Li

Label
Imagining the nation : Asian American literature and cultural consent
Title
Imagining the nation
Title remainder
Asian American literature and cultural consent
Statement of responsibility
David Leiwei Li
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the 1970s, when Maxine Hong Kingston began publishing her prize-winning books, we have seen an explosive growth in Asian American literature, a literature that has won both popular and critical acclaim. Literary anthologies and critical studies attest to a growing academic interest in the field. This book seeks to identify the forces behind this literary emergence and to explore both the unique place of Asian Americans in American culture and what that place says about the way Americanness is defined." "Imagining the Nation integrates a fine appreciation of the formal features of Asian American literature with the conflict and convergence among different reading communities and the dilemma of ethnic intellectuals caught in the process of their institutionalization. By articulating Asian American structures of feeling across the nexus of East and West, black and white, nation and diaspora, the book both sets out a new terrain for Asian American literary culture and significantly strengthens the multiculturalist challenge to the American canon."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Li, David Leiwei
Dewey number
810.9/895
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.A84
LC item number
L5 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Asian America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Literature and society
  • Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • American literature
  • Literature and society
  • Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans in literature
Label
Imagining the nation : Asian American literature and cultural consent, David Leiwei Li
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: alienation, abjection, and Asian American citizenship -- Aiiieeeee! and the predicament of Asian American articulation -- Can Maxine Hong Kingston speak? the contingency of The Woman Warrior -- Canon, collaboration, and the corporeality of culture -- American romances, immigrant incarnations -- Genes, generation, and geospiritual (be)longings -- Eccentric homes: topography, pedagogy, and memory -- The look, the act, the transvestic, and the transpirational Asian -- Ethnic agency and the challenge of representation -- Conclusion: Asian American identity in difference and diaspora
Control code
39223608
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 261 pages
Isbn
9780804734004
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98024578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Imagining the nation : Asian American literature and cultural consent, David Leiwei Li
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: alienation, abjection, and Asian American citizenship -- Aiiieeeee! and the predicament of Asian American articulation -- Can Maxine Hong Kingston speak? the contingency of The Woman Warrior -- Canon, collaboration, and the corporeality of culture -- American romances, immigrant incarnations -- Genes, generation, and geospiritual (be)longings -- Eccentric homes: topography, pedagogy, and memory -- The look, the act, the transvestic, and the transpirational Asian -- Ethnic agency and the challenge of representation -- Conclusion: Asian American identity in difference and diaspora
Control code
39223608
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 261 pages
Isbn
9780804734004
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98024578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...