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Invisible Subjects: Asian America in Postwar Literature

Heidi Kim

Abstract

Invisible Subjects: Asian America in Postwar Literature broadens the archive of Asian American studies, using advances in Asian American history and historiography to reinterpret the politics of the major figures of post–World War II American literature and criticism. Taking its theoretical inspiration from the work of Ralph Ellison and his focus on the invisibility of a racial minority in mainstream history, Invisible Subjects argues that the work of American studies and literature in the early Cold War era to explain and contain the troubling Asian figure reflects both the swift amnesia that ... More

Keywords: Ralph Ellison, John Steinbeck, Herman Melville, William Faulkner, invisibility, interracial marriage, Cold War, segregation, nuclear family

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190456252
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456252.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heidi Kim, author
Assistant Professor of English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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