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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.
  • ISBN13: 9780195146998
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pubilcation Year: 2002
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00240
Specifications
FormatHardcover
Publication DateMarch 28, 2002
Primary CategoryLiterary Criticism/American - Asian American
Sub Category 1Language Arts & Disciplines/Linguistics - General

Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

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