An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent by Crystal Parikh

By Crystal Parikh

In An Ethics of Betrayal, Crystal Parikh investigates the topic and tropes of betrayal and treason in Asian American and Chicano/Latino literary and cultural narratives. In contemplating betrayal from a moral standpoint, one grounded within the theories of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, Parikh argues that the minority topic is obligated in a main, preontological, and irrecusable relation of accountability to the opposite.

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.

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