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The world next door : South Asian American literature and the idea of America

Author: Rajini Srikanth
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©2004.
Series: Asian American history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book grows out of the question, "What is South Asian American writing and what insights can it offer us about living in the world at this particular moment of tense geopolitics and inter-linked economies?" South Asian American literature, with its focus on the multiple geographies and histories of the global dispersal of South Asians, pulls back from a close-up view of the United States to reveal a wider  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rajini Srikanth
ISBN: 1592130801 9781592130801 159213081X 9781592130818
OCLC Number: 54046534
Description: viii, 296 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Transnational homepages: safety in multiple addresses --
Desire, gender, and sexuality --
Writing what you're not: limits and possibilities of the insider imperative --
Trust and betrayal in the idea of America.
Series Title: Asian American history and culture.
Responsibility: Rajini Srikanth.
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Drawing on the cosmopolitan sensibility of scholars like Anthony Appiah, Vinay Dharwadker, Martha Nussbaum, Bruce Robbins, and Amartya Sen, this book argues that to read the body of South Asian  Read more...

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