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Bilingual Brokers : Race, Literature, and Language as Human Capital.

Author: Jeehyun Lim
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bilingual Brokers examines bilingual personhood in Asian American and Latino literature through postwar debates on bilingualism to illustrate a regime of flexible inclusion where an economic calculus of value for racialized subjects crystallizes at the intersections of language and racial difference and is used in deliberations of social worthiness.
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Lim, Jeehyun.
Bilingual Brokers : Race, Literature, and Language as Human Capital.
New York : Fordham University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeehyun Lim
ISBN: 9780823275335 0823275337 9780823277032 0823277038
OCLC Number: 978604670
Description: 1 online resource (205 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: Bilingual Personhood and the Cultural Politics of Asian American and Latino Literature; 1. Cultural Brokers in Interwar Orientalism; 2. Bilingual Personhood and the American Dream; 3. Schooling Bilinguals In and against Multiculturalism; 4. Dormant Bilingualism in Neoliberal America; 5. Global English and the Predicament of Monolingual Multiculturalism; Epilogue: The Future of Bilingual Brokering; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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