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Repetition and Race: Asian American Literature After Multiculturalism

Amy C. Tang


Repetition and Race 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. Whether beheld as “model minorities” or objects of “racist love,” Asian Americans have long inhabited the uneasy terrain of institutional embrace that characterizes the official antiracism of our contemporary moment. Repetition and Race argues that Asian American literature registers and responds to this historical context through formal structures of repetition. Forwarding a new, dia ... More

Keywords: repetition, Asian American literature, multiculturalism, form, postmodern, Theresa Cha, Susan Choi, Karen Tei Yamashita, Chang-rae Lee

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190464387
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190464387.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy C. Tang, author
Assistant Professor of English, Wesleyan University