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Scrutinized! : surveillance in Asian North American literature

Scrutinized! : surveillance in Asian North American literature

Author: Monica Chiu
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, in association with UCLA Asian American Studies Center Los Angeles, [2014] ©2014
Series: Intersections (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker, Kerri Sakamoto's The Electrical Field, Don Lee's Country of Origin, Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Susan Choi's A Person of Interest. These and a host of other Asian North American detection and mystery titles were published between 1995 and 2010. Together they reference more than a decade of Asian North America monitoring that includes internment, campaign financing,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chiu, Monica, 1965-
(DLC) 2013031721
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Monica Chiu
ISBN: 9780824838430 0824838432
OCLC Number: 878078710
Language Note: In English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 177 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: under scrutiny --
Racial playgrounds: illusion and danger in Don Lee's Country of origin --
The conspicuous subjects of interracial spaces in Nina Revoyr's Southland --
Persistent vigilance and racial longing in Choi's Person of interest and Kim's The interpreter --
Intimate details: scrutiny and evidentiary photographs in Kerri Sakamoto's The electrical field --
Double surveillance in Mohsin Hamid's The reluctant fundamentalist --
Series Title: Intersections (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Responsibility: Monica Chiu.
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Monica Chiu reveals how Asian North American novels' fascination with mystery, detection, spying, and surveillance is a literary response to anxieties over race. According to Chiu, this allegiance to  Read more...


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