Transnational Poetics

Edited by Pilar Cuder-Domínguez, Belén Sonia, and Sonia Villegas-Lpez

Transnational Poetics
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This substantial book examines the fiction of Asian Canadianwomen writers - Indian, Chinese and Japanese - of the 1990s,specifically how their work reveals their self-perception as membersof minority subcultures. By close readings of the fiction andrelated texts, the authors ... Read more


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This substantial book examines the fiction of Asian Canadianwomen writers - Indian, Chinese and Japanese - of the 1990s,specifically how their work reveals their self-perception as membersof minority subcultures. By close readings of the fiction andrelated texts, the authors consider to what extent and in whatmanner these authors - Evelyn Lau, Larissa Lai, Joy Kogawa,Shauna Singh Baldwin, Anita Rau Badami and others - feel atease or at odds in the cultural climate of Canada. A variety ofsubjects are covered: feminist anti-racism, resistance to Indo-Chic, feminist fictions, the racialization of bodies, the trauma ofCanadian Japanese internment, etc.

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