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The Resource Scrutinized! : surveillance in Asian North American literature, Monica Chiu

Scrutinized! : surveillance in Asian North American literature, Monica Chiu

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Scrutinized! : surveillance in Asian North American literature
Title
Scrutinized!
Title remainder
surveillance in Asian North American literature
Statement of responsibility
Monica Chiu
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker, Kerri Sakamoto's The Electrical Field, Don Lee's Country of Origin, Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Susan Choi's A Person of Interest. These and a host of other Asian North American detection and mystery titles were published between 1995 and 2010. Together they reference more than a decade of Asian North America monitoring that includes internment, campaign financing, espionage, and post-9/11 surveillance. However, these works are less concerned with solving crimes than with creating literary responses to the subtle but persistent surveillance of raced subjects. In Scrutinized! Monica Chiu reveals how Asian North American novels' fascination with mystery, detection, spying, and surveillance is a literary response to anxieties over race. According to Chiu, this allegiance to a genre that takes interruptions to social norms as its foundation speaks to a state of unease at a time of racial scrutiny. Scrutinized! is broadly about oversight and insight. The race policing of the past has been subsumed under post-racism--an oversight (in the popular nomenclature of race blindness) that is still, ironically, based on a persistent visual construction of race. Detective fiction's focus on scrutiny presents itself as the most appropriate genre for revealing the failures of a so-called post-racialism in which we continue to deploy visually defined categories of race as social realities--a regulatory mechanism under which Asian North Americans live the paradox of being inscrutable. To be looked at and overlooked is the contradiction that drives the book's thesis. Readers first revisit Oriental visions, or Asian stereotypes, and then encounter official documentation on major events, such as the Japanese American and Japanese Canadian internment. The former visions, which endure, and the latter documents, diplomatically forgotten, shape how Asian subjects were and are scrutinized and to what effect. They determine which surveillance images remain emblazoned in a nation's collective memory and which face political burial. The book goes on to provide a compelling analysis of mystery and detective fiction by Lee, Nina Revoyr, Choi, Suki Kim, Sakamoto, and Hamid, whose work exploits the genre's techniques to highlight pervasive vigilance among Asian North American subjects
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
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1965-
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Chiu, Monica
Dewey number
810.9/895
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PS153.A84
LC item number
C4834 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Intersections : Asian and Pacific American transcultural studies
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  • American fiction
  • Canadian fiction
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Detective and mystery stories, Canadian
  • Race in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American fiction
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Detective and mystery stories, Canadian
  • Race in literature
  • Kriminalroman
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Asiaten
  • Überwachung
  • USA
  • Kanada
Label
Scrutinized! : surveillance in Asian North American literature, Monica Chiu
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-169) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: under scrutiny -- Racial playgrounds: illusion and danger in Don Lee's Country of origin -- The conspicuous subjects of interracial spaces in Nina Revoyr's Southland -- Persistent vigilance and racial longing in Choi's Person of interest and Kim's The interpreter -- Intimate details: scrutiny and evidentiary photographs in Kerri Sakamoto's The electrical field -- Double surveillance in Mohsin Hamid's The reluctant fundamentalist -- Conclusion
Control code
878078710
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 177 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824838430
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824838430
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62cwq3
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878078710
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Scrutinized! : surveillance in Asian North American literature, Monica Chiu
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-169) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: under scrutiny -- Racial playgrounds: illusion and danger in Don Lee's Country of origin -- The conspicuous subjects of interracial spaces in Nina Revoyr's Southland -- Persistent vigilance and racial longing in Choi's Person of interest and Kim's The interpreter -- Intimate details: scrutiny and evidentiary photographs in Kerri Sakamoto's The electrical field -- Double surveillance in Mohsin Hamid's The reluctant fundamentalist -- Conclusion
Control code
878078710
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 177 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824838430
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824838430
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62cwq3
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878078710
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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