Pub. Date:
Oxford University Press
Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Current price is , Original price is $160.0. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.


In Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America, Viet Nguyen argues that Asian American intellectuals have idealized Asian America, ignoring its saturation with capitalist practices. This idealization of Asian America means that Asian American intellectuals can neither grapple with their culture's ideological diversity nor recognize their own involvement with capitalist practices such as the selling of racial identity. Making his case through the example of literature, which remains a critical arena of cultural production for Asian Americans, Nguyen demonstrates that literature embodies the complexities, conflicts, and potential future options of Asian American culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195146998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 1700L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Crisis of Representation
1. On the Origins of Asian American Literature: The Eaton Sisters and the Hybrid Body
2. Wounded Bodies and the Cold War: Freedom, Materialism, and Revolution in Asian American Literature, 1946-1957
3. The Remasculinization of Chinese America: Race, Violence, and the Novel
4. Representing Reconciliation: Le Ly Hayslip and the Emblematic Victim
5. Queer Bodies and Subaltern Spectators: Guerrilla Theater, Hollywood Melodrama, and the Filipino (American) Novel
Conclusion: Model Minorities and Bad Subjects

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews