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The Resource Immigrant subjectivities in Asian American and Asian diaspora literatures, Sheng-mei Ma

Immigrant subjectivities in Asian American and Asian diaspora literatures, Sheng-mei Ma

Label
Immigrant subjectivities in Asian American and Asian diaspora literatures
Title
Immigrant subjectivities in Asian American and Asian diaspora literatures
Statement of responsibility
Sheng-mei Ma
Title variation
Immigrant subjectivities
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book opens with an interrogation of the representation of immigrants in Asian American and, to a lesser extent, Asian Diaspora literatures, including works by such writers as Maxine Hong Kingston, Frank Chin, Amy Tan, and Bharati Mukherjee. Immigrant subjectivities in these texts are frequently subsumed in the urgent need to self-fashion an Asian American identity, and take the peculiar form of "immigrant schizophrenic." Ma also explores how the drive to "claim America" manifests itself as an eroticization of white bodies in male immigrant and minority writers. He then directs his attention to immigrant self-representation from the unique yet representative positionality of Taiwanese immigrants, as found in overseas student literature and in the recent films of Ang Lee. With a contrapuntal reading of the portrayal of immigrants in Asian American and Asian Diaspora literatures, this book maps out a terrain largely uncharted by scholars of various disciplines
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ma, Sheng-mei
Dewey number
810.9/895
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.A84
LC item number
M3 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Asians
  • Emigration and immigration in literature
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • Subjectivity in literature
  • Immigrants in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • Emigration and immigration in literature
  • Immigrants in literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Subjectivity in literature
Label
Immigrant subjectivities in Asian American and Asian diaspora literatures, Sheng-mei Ma
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-184) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Ideology and the Representation of Immigrant
  • 1
  • Part 1.
  • The Representation of the Asian Other
  • Part 2.
  • Immigrant Subjectivity through Eroticism
  • Part 3.
  • Immigrant Self-Representation
Control code
42628668
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585090337
Lccn
97030819
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42628668
Label
Immigrant subjectivities in Asian American and Asian diaspora literatures, Sheng-mei Ma
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-184) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Ideology and the Representation of Immigrant
  • 1
  • Part 1.
  • The Representation of the Asian Other
  • Part 2.
  • Immigrant Subjectivity through Eroticism
  • Part 3.
  • Immigrant Self-Representation
Control code
42628668
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585090337
Lccn
97030819
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42628668

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