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Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

Viet Thanh Nguyen


This book argues that Asian American intellectuals have idealized Asian America, ignoring its saturation with capitalist practices. The idealization of Asian America means that Asian American intellectuals can neither grapple with Asian American ideological diversity nor recognize their own involvement with capitalist practices such as “panethnic entrepreneurship”, the selling of race and racial identity. The book's controversial thesis contradicts the widespread view among Asian American intellectuals — a class that includes academics, artists, politicians, and activists — that contemporary A ... More

Keywords: Asian American, culture, diversity, identity, intellectuals, literature, panethnic, politics, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195146998
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146998.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author
University of Southern California
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