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The Interethnic Imaginiation: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction

Caroline Rody

Abstract

This book argues that in the unprecedented globalizing, multi‐diasporic dynamics of our moment, what we have long thought of as “ethnic literature” is becoming “interethnic literature.” While ethnic American literatures still honor particular peoples' histories and traditions, the plots, characters, structures, and literary influences of post‐1980 ethnic fiction are compelled by an urge to encounter with others. Presenting interethnicity as paradigm and critical model, this book takes contemporary Asian American fiction as its case study. The Preface and Chapter 1 theorize interethnicity with ... More

Keywords: interethnic, global, fiction, American, contemporary, Asian American, encounter, plot, novel, influence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195377361
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377361.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caroline Rody, author
University of Virginia
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