Contesting Genres in Contemporary Asian American Fiction

Contesting Genres in Contemporary Asian American Fiction

by B. Huang

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Overview

This book examines the influence of genre on contemporary Asian American literary production. Drawing on cultural theories of representation, social theories of identity, and poststructuralist genre theory, this study shows how popular prose fictions have severely constrained the development of Asian American literary aesthetics.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349291090
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/19/2011
Edition description: 1st ed. 2010
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

BETSY HUANG is Assistant Professor of English at Clark University, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: 'Generic' Asian Americans Generic Sui Generis : On Asian American Immigrant Fiction Recriminations: On Asian American Crime Fiction Future Orientations: On Asian American Science Fiction Afterword: The Genre is the Message

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