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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 657–658.
Published: 01 September 2000
...- pian writers, mainly because they are treated later and because their more self-aware moments are given final emphasis. Indeed, of the four figures ex- amined, only James, for all his distaste for the idea of immigrants taking over...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 843–845.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Jodi Melamed Duke University Press 2007 The Ruptures of American Capital: Women of Color Feminism and the Culture of Immigrant Labor . By Grace Kyungwon Hong. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2006. xxxiv, 190 pp. Cloth, $58.50; paper, $19.50. Incorporations: Race...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 547–570.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Swati Rana Rana's essay reads two pioneering works by Syrian immigrant writers, Ameen Rihani's The Book of Khalid (1911) and Abraham Rihbany's A Far Journey (1914), that inaugurate Arab American fiction and autobiography, respectively. She shows how both texts proliferate myths of origin...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 459–461.
Published: 01 June 2012
...John Morán González Spiritual Mestizaje: Religion, Gender, Race, and Nation in Contemporary Chicana Narrative . By Delgadillo Theresa . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2011 . xiv, 275 pp. Paper , $23.95 . Hispanic Immigrant Literature: El Sueño del Retorno . By Kanellos...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 416–417.
Published: 01 June 2002
... subjectivity and its enactment (and reproduction) in sentimental texts of American literature. Cindy Weinstein, California Institute of Technology 416 American Literature Immigrant Minds, American Identities: Making the United States Home, 1870–1930. Orm Øverland. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2000...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 206–208.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Josephine Lee © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Culture Makers: Urban Performance and Literature in the 1920s. By Amy Koritz. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2009. x, 200 pp. $40.00. The Immigrant Scene: Ethnic Amusements in New York, 1880–1920 . By Sabine Haenni...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 431–433.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Waleed F. Mahdi Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literature . By Hassan Waïl S. . Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press . 2011 . xvi, 259 pp. Cloth , $73.00 ; paper, $31.95 ; e-book available. Contemporary Arab-American...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 648–650.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Aviva F. Taubenfeld © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Inventing Modern Adolescence: The Children of Immigrants in Turn-of-the-Century America . By Sarah E. Chinn. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2009. xi, 199 pp. Cloth, $68.00; paper, $24.95. Immigration and...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 797–826.
Published: 01 December 2012
... upon the analytics for articulating racial difference honed in US race and ethnic studies to help illuminate Williams’s literary efforts to formulate an early politics of comparative racialization. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Edlie Wong Comparative Racialization, Immigration Law...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 511–539.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Peter Kvidera Duke University Press 2005 Peter Resonant Presence: Kvidera Legal Narratives and Literary Space in the Poetry of Early Chinese Immigrants Etched into a barracks wall of San Francisco Bay’s Angel Island Immigration Station, a...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 403–404.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Michael Robertson © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 American Hungers: The Problem of Poverty in U.S. Literature, 1840–1945 . By Gavin Jones. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2008. xvi, 228 pp. $35.00. Visions and Divisions: American Immigration Literature, 1870–1930...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 381–406.
Published: 01 June 2008
... as the result of 1965 immigration policy and a reaction to the intensification of black civil rights and protest movements, the concluding sections of the essay suggest that Bulosan provides a glimpse of the emergence of a model minority discourse as it takes shape in the shadow of black...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 803–829.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Kate McCullough McCullough's essay analyzes the impact of the figure of the refugee on both the story and the narrative structure of Diana Abu-Jaber's 1993 novel Arabian Jazz . What initially looks like a fairly predictable immigrant narrative rapidly engages a story of transnational movement, then...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 361–388.
Published: 01 June 2010
... constituted by economically, socially, and culturally mobile, not to mention aesthetically pleasing, bodies. Both Jewish and American, these bodies serve as touchpoints for their own desiring gazes, positing a model of assimilative empathy for “native” and immigrant alike in which “looks” refer to both an act...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 505–530.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Amy Clukey The last ten years have seen a reexamination of Margaret Mitchell’s depictions of Irish identity. While these readings tell us a great deal about how Mitchell depicts Irish immigration to the region, colonial history shows that the connections between Ireland and the American South go...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
... mobility of African Americans, Native Americans, and Chinese immigrants. Post-Reconstruction practices such as convict lease and the enforcement of vagrancy laws help account for Huck and Jim's divergent experiences of mobility and captivity as they travel downriver in Twain's novel. Racially...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., historicized argument. Where Chon-Smith’s book stumbles in defining a historical period and a particular Asian American identity, Wong’s Racial Reconstruction focuses sharply on a particular immigrant community’s entrance into the American labor and ideological marketplace. Wong notes that the end of...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2017
... , Russian Jewish immigrant Sonya Vrunsky marries the upper-class American man of her dreams only to discover that she cannot fit into his sterile world of money and manners. “I could never choke myself into the form of your society friends,” she declares. “No more can I make myself over on another person’s...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 880–881.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Hathaway. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press. 1999. xi, 200 pp. $29.95. In her Caribbean Waves: Relocating Claude McKay and Paule Marshall,Heather Hathaway derives some important insights into Caribbean immigrant fiction...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 433–434.
Published: 01 June 2001
... immigration, and the authors of domestic (and many other kinds) of fiction in the twentieth century, this book presents an Tseng 2001.5.22 13:00 434 American Literature extraordinary panorama in which all...