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The Resource Immigrant acts : on Asian American cultural politics, Lisa Lowe

Immigrant acts : on Asian American cultural politics, Lisa Lowe

Label
Immigrant acts : on Asian American cultural politics
Title
Immigrant acts
Title remainder
on Asian American cultural politics
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Lowe
Title variation
On Asian American cultural politics
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Immigrant Acts, Lisa Lowe argues that understanding Asian immigration to the United States is fundamental to understanding the racialized economic and political foundations of the nation. Lowe discusses the contradictions whereby Asians have been included in the workplaces and markets of the U.S. nation-state, yet, through exclusion laws and bars from citizenship, have been distanced from the terrain of national culture. Lowe argues that a national memory haunts the conception of Asian American, persisting beyond the repeal of individual laws and sustained by U.S. wars in Asia, in which the Asian is seen as the perpetual immigrant, as the "foreigner-within." In Immigrant Acts, she argues that rather than attesting to the absorption of cultural difference into the universality of the national political sphere, the Asian immigrant--at odds with the cultural, racial, and linguistic forms of the nation--displaces the temporality of assimilation. Distance from the American national culture constitutes Asian American culture as an alternative site that produces cultural forms materially and aesthetically in contradiction with the institutions of citizenship and national identity. Rather than a sign of a "failed" integration of Asians into the American cultural sphere, this critique preserves and opens up different possibilities for political practice and coalition across racial and national borders. In this uniquely interdisciplinary study, Lowe examines the historical, political, cultural, and aesthetic meanings of immigration in relation to Asian Americans. Extending the range of Asian American critique, Immigrant Acts will interest readers concerned with race and ethnicity in the United States, American cultures, immigration, and transnationalism
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lowe, Lisa
Dewey number
810.9/895
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS153.A84
LC item number
L69 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • Immigrants in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • Asian Americans
  • Immigrants in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • United States
  • Politiek
  • Aziaten
  • Immigratie
  • Letterkunde
  • Kulturpolitik
  • Literatur
  • Politik
  • Asiaten
  • USA
Label
Immigrant acts : on Asian American cultural politics, Lisa Lowe
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Immigration, citizenship, racialization : Asian American critique -- Canon, institutionalization, identity : Asian American studies -- Heterogeneity, hybridity, multiplicity : Asian American differences -- Imagining Los Angeles in the production of multiculturalism -- Decolonization, displacement, disidentification : writing and the question of history -- Unfaithful to the original : the subject of Dictée -- Work, immigration, gender : Asian "American" women
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822379010
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9780822379010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv11sq3jm
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn606032400
  • (OCoLC)606032400
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Immigrant acts : on Asian American cultural politics, Lisa Lowe
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Immigration, citizenship, racialization : Asian American critique -- Canon, institutionalization, identity : Asian American studies -- Heterogeneity, hybridity, multiplicity : Asian American differences -- Imagining Los Angeles in the production of multiculturalism -- Decolonization, displacement, disidentification : writing and the question of history -- Unfaithful to the original : the subject of Dictée -- Work, immigration, gender : Asian "American" women
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822379010
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9780822379010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv11sq3jm
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn606032400
  • (OCoLC)606032400
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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