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Betrayal and other acts of subversion [electronic resource] : feminism, sexual politics, Asian American women's literature / Leslie Bow.

By: Bow, Leslie, 1962-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (x, 212 p.).ISBN: 9781400824144 (electronic bk.); 1400824141 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): American literature -- Asian American authors -- History and criticism | American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Asian American women -- Intellectual life | Feminism and literature -- United States | Women and literature -- United States | Asian American women in literature | Asian Americans in literature | Sex role in literature | Frauenliteratur | Ethnische Identit�at | Asiatin | Geschichte 1960-2000 | Sexualit�at | Politik | USA | LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General | American literature -- Asian American authors -- History and criticism | American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Asian American women -- Intellectual life | Feminism and literature -- United States | Women and literature -- United States | LiteratureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Betrayal and other acts of subversion.DDC classification: 810.9/9287/08995 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: Theorizing Gendered Constructions of Ethnic and National Collectivity -- To Enjoy Being a Girl: Sexuality and Partial Citizenship -- The Triumph of the Prefeminist Chinese Woman?: Incorporating Racial Difference Through Feminist Narrative -- Third World Testimony in the Era of Globalization: Le Ly Hayslip's Bad (Girl) Karma and the Art of Neutrality -- The Gendered Subject of Human Rights: Domestic Infidelity in Irrawaddy Tango and The Scent of the Gods -- Afterword: Multiplying Loyalties.
Summary: Asian American women have long dealt with charges of betrayal within and beyond their communities. Images of their "disloyalty" pervade American culture, from the daughter who is branded a traitor to family for adopting American ways, to the war bride who immigrates in defiance of her countrymen, to a figure such as Yoko Ono, accused of breaking up the Beatles with her "seduction" of John Lennon. Leslie Bow here explores how representations of females transgressing the social order play out in literature by Asian American women. Questions of ethnic belonging, sexuality, identification, and pol
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-207) and index.

Introduction: Theorizing Gendered Constructions of Ethnic and National Collectivity -- To Enjoy Being a Girl: Sexuality and Partial Citizenship -- The Triumph of the Prefeminist Chinese Woman?: Incorporating Racial Difference Through Feminist Narrative -- Third World Testimony in the Era of Globalization: Le Ly Hayslip's Bad (Girl) Karma and the Art of Neutrality -- The Gendered Subject of Human Rights: Domestic Infidelity in Irrawaddy Tango and The Scent of the Gods -- Afterword: Multiplying Loyalties.

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Asian American women have long dealt with charges of betrayal within and beyond their communities. Images of their "disloyalty" pervade American culture, from the daughter who is branded a traitor to family for adopting American ways, to the war bride who immigrates in defiance of her countrymen, to a figure such as Yoko Ono, accused of breaking up the Beatles with her "seduction" of John Lennon. Leslie Bow here explores how representations of females transgressing the social order play out in literature by Asian American women. Questions of ethnic belonging, sexuality, identification, and pol

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