Cheng, Vincent John, 1951-

Inauthentic : the anxiety over culture and identity / Vincent J. Cheng. - New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2004. - 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-199) and index.

Introduction : the anxiety of identity -- Who can speak as other? : authenticity, postcolonality, and the academy -- Inventing Irishness : authenticity and identity -- International adoption and identity : the anxiety over authentic cultural heritage -- The inauthentic Jew : Jewishness and its discontents -- Asian American identity : the good, the bad, the ugly, and the future -- Coda : living cultures.

0813534003 (hardcover : alk. paper) 0813534011 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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Ethnicity--United States.
Group identity--United States.
Authenticity (Philosophy)
Minorities--Psychology.--United States
Racially mixed people--Psychology.--United States
Biculturalism--United States.


United States--Ethnic relations.
United States--Race relations.

E184.A1 / C4457 2004