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The Resource The world next door : South Asian American literature and the idea of America, Rajini Srikanth

The world next door : South Asian American literature and the idea of America, Rajini Srikanth

Label
The world next door : South Asian American literature and the idea of America
Title
The world next door
Title remainder
South Asian American literature and the idea of America
Statement of responsibility
Rajini Srikanth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book grows out of the question, "What is South Asian American writing and what insights can it offer us about living in the world at this particular moment of tense geopolitics and inter-linked economies?" South Asian American literature, with its focus on the multiple geographies and histories of the global dispersal of South Asians, pulls back from a close-up view of the United States to reveal a wider landscape of many nations and peoples. Drawing on the cosmopolitan sensibility of scholars like Anthony Appiah, Vinay Dharwadker, Martha Nussbaum, Bruce Robbins, and Amartya Sen, this book argues that to read the body of South Asian American literature justly, one must engage with the urgencies of places as diverse as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Burma, Pakistan, and Trinidad. Poets, novelists, and playwrights like Indran Amirthanayagam, Meena Alexander, Amitav Ghosh, Michael Ondaatje, Shani Mootoo, Amitava Kumar, Tahira Naqvi, and Sharbari Ahmed exhort North American residents to envision connectedness with inhabitants of other lands. These writers' significant contribution to American literature and to the American imagination is to depict the nation as simultaneously discrete and entwined within the fold of other nations. The world out there arrives next door."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Srikanth, Rajini
Dewey number
810.9/8914
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.S68
LC item number
S73 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Asian American history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Canadian literature
  • South Asians
  • South Asian Americans
  • Emigration and immigration in literature
  • South Asians in literature
  • Immigrants in literature
  • Minorities in literature
  • North America
  • America
Label
The world next door : South Asian American literature and the idea of America, Rajini Srikanth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-287) 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
Transnational homepages: safety in multiple addresses -- Desire, gender, and sexuality -- Writing what you're not: limits and possibilities of the insider imperative -- Trust and betrayal in the idea of America
Control code
54046534
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 296 pages
Isbn
9781592130801
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003070260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The world next door : South Asian American literature and the idea of America, Rajini Srikanth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-287) 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
Transnational homepages: safety in multiple addresses -- Desire, gender, and sexuality -- Writing what you're not: limits and possibilities of the insider imperative -- Trust and betrayal in the idea of America
Control code
54046534
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 296 pages
Isbn
9781592130801
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003070260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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