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The Resource Romancing human rights : gender, intimacy, and power between Burma and the West, Tamara C. Ho

Romancing human rights : gender, intimacy, and power between Burma and the West, Tamara C. Ho

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Romancing human rights : gender, intimacy, and power between Burma and the West
Title
Romancing human rights
Title remainder
gender, intimacy, and power between Burma and the West
Statement of responsibility
Tamara C. Ho
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When the world thinks of Burma, it is often in relation to Nobel laureate and icon Aung San Suu Kyi. But beyond her is another world, one that complicates the overdetermination of Burma as a pariah state and myths about the ohigh statuso of Southeast Asian women. Highlighting and critiquing this fraught terrain, Tamara C. HoAEs Romancing Human Rights maps oBurmese womeno as real and imagined figures across the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century. More than a recitation of oon the groundo facts, HoAEs groundbreaking scholarshiputhe first monograph to examine Anglophone literature and dynamics of gender and race in relation to Burmaubrings a critical lens to contemporary literature, fi lm, and politics through the use of an innovative feminist/queer methodology. She crosses intellectual boundaries to illustrate how literary and gender analysis can contribute to discourses surrounding and informing human rightsuand in the process off ers a new voice in the debates about representation, racialization, migration, and spirituality. Romancing Human Rights demonstrates how Burmese women break out of prisons, both real and discursive, by writing themselves into being. Ho assembles an eclectic archive that includes George Orwell, Aung San Suu Kyi, critically acclaimed authors Ma Ma Lay and Wendy Law-Yone, and activist Zoya Phan. Her close readings of literature and politicized performances by women in Burma, the Burmese diaspora, and the United States illuminate their contributions as authors, cultural mediators, and practitioner-citizens. Using flexible, polyglot rhetorical tactics and embodied performances, these authors creatively articulate alter/native epistemologiesuregionally situated knowledges and decolonizing viewpoints that interrogate and destabilize competing transnational hegemonies, such as U.S. moral imperialism and Asian militarized dictatorship. Weaving together the fi ctional and non-fi ctional, HoAEs gendered analysis makes Romancing Human Rights a unique cultural studies project that bridges postcolonial studies, area studies, and critical race/ethnic studiesua must-read for thosewith an interest in fi elds of literature, Asian and Asian American studies, history, politics, religion, and womenAEs and gender studies. --Provided by publisher
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HU/DLC
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1969-
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Ho, Tamara C.
Dewey number
305.409591
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1735.7
LC item number
.H62 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Asian and Pacific American transcultural studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ma Ma Leʺ
  • Law-Yone, Wendy
  • Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Women, Burmese
  • Public opinion
  • Women in literature
  • Burmese literature
Label
Romancing human rights : gender, intimacy, and power between Burma and the West, Tamara C. Ho
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-175) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
From Orwell to Rambo: interracial affiliations and transnational antagonisms in the age of human rights -- The making of a modern Burmese wife: gendering the local and possessive investments in masculinity in Ma Ma Lay's Not out of hate -- "Truth has a witness": postcolonial adjudication, interracial passing, and human rights -- Performative politics of Aung San Suu Kyi (or papa's baby and mama's maybe) -- Wendy Law-Yone: Burmese displacement and co-occupancy in the United States -- Conclusion: diaspora and daughters
Control code
884571005
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 184 pages
Isbn
9780824839253
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014026815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)884571005
Label
Romancing human rights : gender, intimacy, and power between Burma and the West, Tamara C. Ho
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
From Orwell to Rambo: interracial affiliations and transnational antagonisms in the age of human rights -- The making of a modern Burmese wife: gendering the local and possessive investments in masculinity in Ma Ma Lay's Not out of hate -- "Truth has a witness": postcolonial adjudication, interracial passing, and human rights -- Performative politics of Aung San Suu Kyi (or papa's baby and mama's maybe) -- Wendy Law-Yone: Burmese displacement and co-occupancy in the United States -- Conclusion: diaspora and daughters
Control code
884571005
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 184 pages
Isbn
9780824839253
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014026815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)884571005

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