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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 468–471.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Victor Bascara The Interethnic Imagination: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction . By Caroline Rody. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2009. xx, 196 pp. $65.00. The Cultural Capital of Asian American Studies: Autonomy and Representation in the University . By Mark Chiang...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 839–854.
Published: 01 December 2016
... explores the poetics and politics of space in Asian American urban literature from the late nineteenth century to the present. Rachel Lee interrogates how a biopolitical framework can reorient the ways the field of Asian American studies approaches race, and in turn what Asian American cultural productions...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 331–354.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Tina Chen Abstract This article proposes ethical alienation as a critical pedagogical practice by analyzing the neoteric critical consolidation of Asian American literary and cultural studies, a consolidation marked by the recent (and near simultaneous) publication of four major compendiums— The...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 389–419.
Published: 01 June 2010
...R. John Williams Despite his enormous popularity as a native interpreter of Chinese culture for Western readers, Lin Yutang's literary career has been largely ignored in American studies and only selectively attended to in Asian and Asian American studies. This essay argues that much of this...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 844–847.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Multi- culturalisms. By Wen Jin. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2012. xvii, 224 pp. Cloth, $52.95; CD, $14.95. As the fastest growing racial minority in the United States, the population of Asian Americans continues to expand and diversify. Asian American literary studies has experienced a...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 859–862.
Published: 01 December 2016
... ; paper, $28.00 . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 This trio of books turns our attention toward Asian American studies as a field that remains deeply concerned with processes of form and legibility. Each of these studies examines race as a shifting process of discursive and...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 461–463.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Patricia E. Chu Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South . By Leslie Bow. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2010. x, 285 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $25.00. Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War . By Jodi Kim. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 447–449.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., 238 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $24.95. Erin Ninh’s Ingratitude, Anupama Jain’s How to Be South Asian in America, and Yoonmee Chang’s Writing the Ghetto reflect important new developments in the study of Asian American literature. Ninh’s study takes the figure of the second...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Crystal Parikh The Fiction of South Asians in North America and the Caribbean: A Critical Study of English-Language Works since 1950. By Mitali P. Wong and Zia Hasan. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. 2004. ix, 142 pp. Paper, $35.00. The Politics of the Visible in Asian North American...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 627–629.
Published: 01 September 2015
... studies register the field of Asian American literary studies’ con- tinuing turn away from deploying sociological or thematic approaches and toward emphasizing such methods of analysis. Foregrounding formalist meth- ods disrupts the tendency to mine Asian American texts for nuggets of eth...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 656–658.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of the history of Afro-Asian radi- calism in the United States. Tolentino’s subjects—Filipino, Asian, and African American writers—independently seek agency and perspective in the dis- course of social science, while Ahmad locates her writer-activists in commu- nities of dissent, where...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 858–861.
Published: 01 December 2005
... speech and silence in literature by Asian American women; Judith Oster’s Crossing Cultures sketches teaching and reading strategies of cross-cultural community through Jewish and Chinese American texts; and Kandice Chuh’s Imagine Otherwise, winner of the American Studies Association 2004 Lora Romero...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 428–430.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Governed: The Lockean Legacy in Early American Culture.By Gillian Brown. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2001. 237 pp. $52.50. Three new books in colonial studies present new constellations of texts by breaking down conventional national and generic boundaries. Each in its own way attends to the...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 405–407.
Published: 01 June 2006
...George Uba 2006 Afro-Orientalism . By Bill V. Mullen. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2004. xliv, 240 pp. Cloth, $56.95; paper, $18.95. Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novels . By Jennifer Ann Ho. New York: Routledge. 2005. 202 pp. $75.00...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 189–191.
Published: 01 March 2004
... critique of Asian American studies. Together, these works locate, as Nguyen indicates in his introduction, some of the tensions accompanying the institutionalization of Asian American studies during its rapid growth over the past decade. National Abjection focuses primarily on Asian American drama...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 402–405.
Published: 01 June 2014
... with the premise that the racially marked body was (and is) perceived as always already disabled, Wu bridges disability studies with Asian American studies to examine how Book Reviews  395 the racial category of Asian muddied racial...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 657–658.
Published: 01 September 2000
... conducted under the aegis of ecocriticism, philosophy of science, or cultural studies have begun to open the way for a more developed critical appraisal of the literary and historical value of American natural history...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 704–707.
Published: 01 December 2006
...- ing privilege. Both books, however, eschew any detailed analysis of the material and historical conditions of white colonial hegemony. And Morrison’s study fails to consider race outside of a binary white-black framework: Latino(a)s, Asian Americans, and other others never dis- turb the carefully...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 847–858.
Published: 01 December 2006
... by Mohl and Reimers dealing respectively with ‘‘Latinization’’ and ‘‘Asian immigration’’ only partially mediate this bias. For example, the latter 852 American Literature two essays do incorporate immigration into the narrative but without any direct challenge to the volume’s general...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2013
... comparative study of early-twentieth-century African Ameri­ can and Asian American literature, Lee’s Interracial Encounters produc- tively moves beyond the multiculturalism model—one that overly empha- sizes “the similarities or equivalences between various racial groups” (7). She makes the compelling...