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Author Thananopavarn, Susan, 1974-
Title LatinAsian cartographies : history, writing, and the national imaginary / Susan Thananopavarn.
Imprint New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2018.

Author Thananopavarn, Susan, 1974-
Series Latinidad: transnational cultures in the united states
Subject American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Hispanic American authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Asian American authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Racism in literature.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
Description 1 online resource
Summary "LatinAsian Cartographies examines how Latina/o and Asian American writers provide important counter-narratives to the stories of racial encroachment that have come to characterize twenty-first century dominant discourses on race. Susan Thananopavarn contends that the Asian American and Latina/o presence in the United States, although often considered marginal in discourses of American history and nationhood, is in fact crucial to understanding how national identity has been constructed historically and continues to be constructed in the present day. Thananopavarn creates a new "LatinAsian" view of the United States that emphasizes previously suppressed aspects of national history, including imperialism, domestic racism during World War II, Cold War operations in Latin America and Asia, and the politics of borders in an age of globalization. LatinAsian Cartographies ultimately reimagines national narratives in a way that transforms dominant ideas of what it means to be American"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction: Asian American and Latina/o Voices Writing History, Remapping Nation -- 1. United States Imperialism and Structural Violence in the Borderlands -- 2. Battle on the Homefront: World War II and Patriotic Racism -- 3. Cold War Epistemologies -- 4. Globalization and Military Violence in the LatinAsian Contact Zone -- Conclusion: American Studies beyond National Borders -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index
ISBN 9780813589886 (electronic bk.)
0813589886 (electronic bk.)
9780813589862 (electronic bk.)
081358986X (electronic bk.)
9780813589855 (hardback)
OCLC # 993033138
Additional Format Print version: Thananopavarn, Susan, 1974- LatinAsian cartographies. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2018 9780813589855 (DLC) 2017012060

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