Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 May 2016

240 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190464387

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Repetition and Race

Asian American Literature After Multiculturalism

Amy C. Tang

  • Explores the literary forms and critical frameworks occasioned by the widespread institutionalization of liberal multiculturalism by turning to the exemplary case of Asian American literature
  • Reinterprets the political grammar of four forms of repetition central to minority discourse: trauma, pastiche, intertextuality, and self-reflexivity
  • Shows how texts by Theresa Cha, Susan Choi, Karen Tei Yamashita, Chang-rae Lee, and Maxine Hong Kingston use structures of repetition to foreground moments of social and aesthetic impasse, suspension, or hesitation rather than instances of reversal or resolution