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Politicizing Asian American Literature: Towards a Critical Multiculturalism Youngsuk Chae

Politicizing Asian American Literature: Towards a Critical Multiculturalism

Youngsuk Chae

Published April 1st 2005
ISBN : 9781135900212
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182 pages
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This book examines U.S. multiculturalism from the perspective of Asian American writings, drawing contrasts between politically acquiescent multiculturalism and politically conscious multiculturalism. Chae discusses the works of writers who haveMoreThis book examines U.S. multiculturalism from the perspective of Asian American writings, drawing contrasts between politically acquiescent multiculturalism and politically conscious multiculturalism. Chae discusses the works of writers who have highlighted a critical awareness of Asian Americans social and economic status and their position as unassimilable aliens, yellow perils, coolies, modern-day high tech coolies, or as a model minority, which were ideologically woven through the complex interactions of capital and labor in the U.S. cultural and labor history. Chae suggests that more productive means of analysis must be brought to the understanding of Asian American writings, many of which have been attempting to raise awareness of the politicizing effects of U.S. multiculturalism.