The Resource The state of race : Asian/American fiction after World War II, Sze Wei Ang

The state of race : Asian/American fiction after World War II, Sze Wei Ang

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The state of race : Asian/American fiction after World War II
Title
The state of race
Title remainder
Asian/American fiction after World War II
Statement of responsibility
Sze Wei Ang
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Language
eng
Summary
"Contemporary ideas about race are often assumed to be products of specific locales and histories, and yet we find versions of the same ideas about race across countries and cultures. How can we account for this paradox? In The State of Race, Sze Wei Ang argues that globalization has led to new ways of using racial stereotypes as shorthand for complex social relations in disparate national contexts. Literature then provides a key to understanding these tropes and the role that race has played in shoring up state power since World War II. In an era marked by global economic dependence the nation-state has only become more rather than less central to organizing social life. It does so, Ang argues, via notions and tropes of race that cast human and cultural differences in morally charged terms. Focusing on a series of Asian American and Malaysian texts, Ang tracks the significance of two figures in particular--the model minority and the communist spy. Appearing in novels, politics, and popular culture, these tropes anchor powerful narratives about race, global capital, and state sovereignty. In exploring how two countries that seem not to have much in common--the U.S. and Malaysia--nonetheless share very similar ways of conceptualizing race, Ang sheds light on an emerging global story of value, that is to say, a story of who does and does not have value, in both ethical and economic senses of the term, in the eyes of the state"--
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1978-
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Ang, Sze Wei
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.R16
LC item number
A54 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
SUNY series in multiethnic literature.
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  • Race in literature
  • Racism in literature
  • Asians in literature
  • American fiction
  • Malaysian fiction
  • United States
  • Malaysia
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The state of race : Asian/American fiction after World War II, Sze Wei Ang
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-182) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Tropes of exemplarity: morality as racial pedagogy -- Tropes of degeneration: morality and political efficacy -- Tropes of insecurity: state competition and racial anxiety -- Tropes of security: the global American dream -- Epilogue
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 191 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781438475028
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99981499329
System control number
(NhCcYBP)300622581
Label
The state of race : Asian/American fiction after World War II, Sze Wei Ang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-182) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Tropes of exemplarity: morality as racial pedagogy -- Tropes of degeneration: morality and political efficacy -- Tropes of insecurity: state competition and racial anxiety -- Tropes of security: the global American dream -- Epilogue
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 191 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781438475028
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99981499329
System control number
(NhCcYBP)300622581

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