An ethics of betrayal : the politics of otherness in emergent U.S. literatures and culture / Crystal Parikh.
By: Parikh, Crystal.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (xi, 242 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780823235070; 0823235076; 9780823247158; 0823247155; 1282699008; 9781282699007; 9780823237326; 082323732X.Subject(s): American literature -- Minority authors -- History and criticism | Betrayal in literature | Ethics in literature | Comparative literature | Race relations in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Ethics of betrayal.DDC classification: 810.9/3529 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-235) and index.
Introduction: an ethics of betrayal -- Late arrivals: an ethics of betrayal in racial and national formation -- Accidents and obligations: minority neoconservatives and U.S. racial discourse -- Ethnic America undercover: the intellectual and minority discourse -- The passion: the betrayals of Elián González and Wen Ho Lee -- Epilogue: the traitors in our midst.
In An Ethics of Betrayal, Crystal Parikh investigates the theme and tropes of betrayal and treason in Asian American and Chicano/Latino literary and cultural narratives. In considering betrayal from an ethical perspective, one grounded in the theories of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, Parikh argues that the minority subject is obligated in a primary, preontological, and irrecusable relation of responsibility to the Other. Episodes of betrayal and treason allegorize the position of this subject, beholden to the many others who embody the alterity of existence and whose demands upon the s.