By Crystal Parikh
Episodes of betrayal and treason allegorize the location of this topic, beholden to the various others who include the alterity of lifestyles and whose calls for upon the topic bring about transgressions of intimacy and loyalty.
In this primary significant comparative learn of narratives via and approximately Asian americans and Latinos, Parikh considers writings through Frank Chin, Gish Jen, Chang-rae Lee, Eric Liu, Américo Parades, and Richard Rodriguez, in addition to narratives concerning the persecution of Wen Ho Lee and the rescue and go back of Elian González. via addressing the conflicts on the middle of filiality, the general public dimensions of language within the structure of minority "community," and the mercenary mobilizations of "model minority" prestige, An Ethics of Betrayal heavily engages the demanding situations of accomplishing ethnic and significant race experiences in keeping with the uncompromising and unromantic rules of justice, reciprocity, and moral society.
Read or Download An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture (American Literatures Initiative) PDF
Similar literary criticism & theory books
First in-depth learn of using panorama in fable literature
First released in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Utilizing the works of Dante as its serious concentration, María Rosa Menocal’s unique and inventive examine examines questions of fact, ideology, and truth in poetry as they take place in a chain of texts and within the dating among these texts throughout time. In each one case, Menocal increases theoretical problems with serious significance to modern debates in regards to the constitution of literary kinfolk.
The lengthy Nineteen Eighties might be summed up handily within the annals of U. S. cultural heritage with the long-lasting markers of Ronald Reagan's presidency, Oliver Stone's movie Wall highway, and Dire Straits's hit unmarried "Money for not anything. " regardless of their enormous variations, every one serves to underscore the arrogance, jingoism, and optimism that powered the U.
- Gender, Ireland and Cultural Change: Race, Sex and Nation (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature)
- The Enigma of V S Naipaul
- Paradise Discourse, Imperialism, and Globalization: Exploiting Eden (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures)
- The Facts on File Companion to the British Short Story: Companion to the British Short Story (Companion to Literature)
Additional resources for An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture (American Literatures Initiative)