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Writing the Ghetto : Class, Authorship and the Asian American Ethnic Enclave

By: Chang, Yoonmee.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (252 p.).ISBN: 9780813549842.Subject(s): American literature -- Asian American authors -- History and criticism | Asian Americans -- Intellectual life | Asian Americans in literature | Ethnic groups in literature | Model minority stereotype | Poverty in literature | Social classes in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Writing the Ghetto : Class, Authorship and the Asian American Ethnic EnclaveDDC classification: 810.9 | 810.9/895073 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 - Introduction: The Asian American Ghetto; 2 - "Like a Slum": Ghettos and Ethnic Enclaves, Ghetto and Genre; 3 - The Japanese American Internment: Master Narratives and Class Critique; 4 - Chinese Suicide: Political Desire and Queer Exogamy; 5 - Ethnic Entrepreneurs: Korean American Spies, Shopkeepers, and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots; 6 - Indian Edison: The Ethnoburbian Paradox and Corrective Ethnography; Conclusion: The Postracial Aesthetic and Class Visibility; Notes; Works Cited; Index; About the Author
Summary: In the United States, perhaps no minority group is considered as "model" or successful as the Asian American community, which is often described as residing in positive-sounding "ethnic enclaves." Yoonmee Chang''s Writing the Ghetto helps clarify the hidden or unspoken class inequalities faced by Asian Americans, while insightfully analyzing the effect such notions have had on their literary voices.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 - Introduction: The Asian American Ghetto; 2 - "Like a Slum": Ghettos and Ethnic Enclaves, Ghetto and Genre; 3 - The Japanese American Internment: Master Narratives and Class Critique; 4 - Chinese Suicide: Political Desire and Queer Exogamy; 5 - Ethnic Entrepreneurs: Korean American Spies, Shopkeepers, and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots; 6 - Indian Edison: The Ethnoburbian Paradox and Corrective Ethnography; Conclusion: The Postracial Aesthetic and Class Visibility; Notes; Works Cited; Index; About the Author

In the United States, perhaps no minority group is considered as "model" or successful as the Asian American community, which is often described as residing in positive-sounding "ethnic enclaves." Yoonmee Chang''s Writing the Ghetto helps clarify the hidden or unspoken class inequalities faced by Asian Americans, while insightfully analyzing the effect such notions have had on their literary voices.

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Yoonmee Chang is an associate professor of English and an affiliate of cultural studies at George Mason University.<br>

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