Navigating deftly among historical and literary readings, Cathy Schlund-Vials examines the analogous yet divergent experiences of Asian Americans and Jewish Americans in Modeling Citizenship. She investigates how these model minority groups are shaped by the shifting terrain of naturalization law and immigration policy, using the lens of naturalization, not assimilation, to underscore questions of nation-state affiliation and sense of belonging. Modeling Citizenship examines fiction, memoir, and drama to reflect on how the logic of naturalization has operated at discrete moments in the twentieth century.
|Publisher:||Temple University Press|
|Edition description:||American Literatures Initiative|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Cathy Schlund-Vials is Assistant Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut-Storrs.
Table of Contents
1. “WHO MAY BE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES”: CITIZENSHIP MODELS IN EDITH MAUDE EATON AND ABRAHAM CAHAN
2. INTERRUPTED ALLEGIANCES: INDIVISIBILITY AND TRANSNATIONAL PLEDGES
3. UTOPIAN AND DYSTOPIAN CITIZENSHIPS: VISIONS AND REVISIONS OF THE ‘PROMISED LAND’
4. READING AND WRITING AMERICA: BHARATI MUKHERJEE’S JASMINE AND EVA HOFFMAN’S LOST IN TRANSLATION
5. DEMARCATING THE NATION: NATURALIZING COLD WAR LEGACIES AND WAR ON TERROR POLICIES