Asian North American Identities: Beyond the Hyphen

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Eleanor Rose Ty, Donald C. Goellnicht
Indiana University Press, 2004 - Social Science - 212 pages
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The nine essays in Asian North American Identities explore how Asian North Americans are no longer caught between worlds of the old and the new, the east and the west, and the south and the north. Moving beyond national and diasporic models of ethnic identity to focus on the individual feelings and experiences of those who are not part of a dominant white majority, the essays collected here draw from a wide range of sources, including novels, art, photography, poetry, cinema, theatre, and popular culture. The book illustrates how Asian North Americans are developing new ways of seeing and thinking about themselves by eluding imposed identities and creating spaces that offer alternative sites from which to speak and imagine.

Contributors are Jeanne Yu-Mei Chiu, Patricia Chu, Rocio G. Davis, Donald C. Goellnicht, Karlyn Koh, Josephine Lee, Leilani Nishime, Caroline Rody, Jeffrey J. Santa Ana, Malini Johar Schueller, and Eleanor Ty.

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About the author (2004)

Eleanor Ty is Professor of English at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

Donald C. Goellnicht is Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at McMaster University.

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