Banana bending: Asian-Australian and Asian-Canadian literatures

Khoo, T 2003, Banana bending: Asian-Australian and Asian-Canadian literatures, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong.


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Title Banana bending: Asian-Australian and Asian-Canadian literatures
Author(s) Khoo, T
Year 2003
Publisher Hong Kong University Press
Place of publication Hong Kong
Subjects Comparative Literature Studies
Summary Banana Bending is concerned with mapping, interrogating, and creating critical pathways for diasporic Asian literary studies. The book argues that in order to examine the disciplines and production of Asian-Canadian and Asian-Australian literatures, work needs to be considered within layers of nation, community, and the gendered self. Examining these layers enables a rigorous interrogation of the politics of racialisation in existing national spheres of culture and forges new modes of research and analysis for these literatures. To this end, the chapters chart a progression of these concerns by, first, explicating the national contexts for Asians and racialised writing in Australia and Canada and then shifting to examine specifically the significance of these layers for Asian-Australian and Asian-Canadian texts and their construction.
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