Inauthentic : the anxiety over culture and identity / Vincent J. Cheng.

By: Cheng, Vincent John, 1951-Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2004Description: 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0813534003 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0813534011 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Ethnicity -- United States | Group identity -- United States | Authenticity (Philosophy) | Minorities -- United States -- Psychology | Racially mixed people -- United States -- Psychology | Biculturalism -- United States | United States -- Ethnic relations | United States -- Race relationsLOC classification: E184.A1 | C4457 2004
Contents:
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.
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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.

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Vincent J. Cheng is the author of many scholarly articles and several books, including Joyce, Race and Empire. He has taught at the University of Southern California, and is currently the Shirley Sutton Thomas Professor of English at the University of Utah, and the director of the Tanner Humanities Center.

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