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The Resource Cities of Others : reimagining urban spaces in Asian American literature, Xiaojing Zhou

Cities of Others : reimagining urban spaces in Asian American literature, Xiaojing Zhou

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Cities of Others : reimagining urban spaces in Asian American literature
Title
Cities of Others
Title remainder
reimagining urban spaces in Asian American literature
Statement of responsibility
Xiaojing Zhou
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Asian American literature abounds with complex depictions of American cities as spaces that reinforce racial segregation and prevent interactions across boundaries of race, culture, class, and gender. However, in Cities of Others, Xiaojing Zhou uncovers a much different narrative, providing the most comprehensive examination to date of how Asian American writers --both celebrated and overlooked-- depict urban settings. Zhou goes beyond examining popular portrayals of Chinatowns by paying equal attention to life in other parts of the city. Her innovative and wide-ranging approach sheds new light on the works of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese American writers who bear witness to a variety of urban experiences and reimagine the American city as other than a segregated nation-space. Drawing on critical theories on space from urban geography, ecocriticism, and postcolonial studies, Zhou shows how spatial organization shapes identity in the works of Sui Sin Far, Bienvenido Santos, Meena Alexander, Frank Chin, Chang-rae Lee, Karen Tei Yamashita, and others. She also shows how the everyday practices of Asian American communities challenge racial segregation, reshape urban spaces, and redefine the identity of the American city. From a reimagining of the nineteenth-century flaneur figure in an Asian American context to providing a framework that allows readers to see ethnic enclaves and American cities as mutually constitutive and transformative, Zhou gives us a provocative new way to understand some of the most important works of Asian American literature. -- Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zhou, Xiaojing
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.A84
LC item number
Z25 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Scott and Laurie Oki Series in Asian American Studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Public spaces in literature
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • American literature
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • Public spaces in literature
  • Literatur
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Asiaten
  • Stadt
  • USA
Label
Cities of Others : reimagining urban spaces in Asian American literature, Xiaojing Zhou
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Contested urban space -- "The woman about town": Transgressing raced and gendered boundaries in Sui Sin Far's writings -- Claiming right to the city: Lin Yutang's "Chinatown Family" -- "Our inside story" of Chinatown: Fae Myenne Ng's "Bone" -- Chinatown as an embattled pedagogical space: Frank Chin's short story cycle and "Donald Duk" -- Inhabititing the city as exiles: Bienvenido N. Santos's "What the Hell for you left your heart in San Francisco" -- The city as a "Contact Zone": / Meena Alexander's "Manhattan Music" -- "The living voice of the city": Change-rae Lee's "Native Speaker" -- Mapping the global city and "the Other Scene" of globalization: Karen Tei Yamashita's "Tropic of Orange" -- Conclusion: the I-Hotel and other places
Control code
882464351
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 334 pages
Isbn
9780295805429
Lccn
2014025250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024292288
System control number
(OCoLC)882464351
Label
Cities of Others : reimagining urban spaces in Asian American literature, Xiaojing Zhou
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Contested urban space -- "The woman about town": Transgressing raced and gendered boundaries in Sui Sin Far's writings -- Claiming right to the city: Lin Yutang's "Chinatown Family" -- "Our inside story" of Chinatown: Fae Myenne Ng's "Bone" -- Chinatown as an embattled pedagogical space: Frank Chin's short story cycle and "Donald Duk" -- Inhabititing the city as exiles: Bienvenido N. Santos's "What the Hell for you left your heart in San Francisco" -- The city as a "Contact Zone": / Meena Alexander's "Manhattan Music" -- "The living voice of the city": Change-rae Lee's "Native Speaker" -- Mapping the global city and "the Other Scene" of globalization: Karen Tei Yamashita's "Tropic of Orange" -- Conclusion: the I-Hotel and other places
Control code
882464351
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 334 pages
Isbn
9780295805429
Lccn
2014025250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024292288
System control number
(OCoLC)882464351

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