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Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation - On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans (Hardcover): David L. Eng, Shinhee... Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation - On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans (Hardcover)
David L. Eng, Shinhee Han
R2,308 R1,831 Discovery Miles 18 310 Save R477 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation critic David L. Eng and psychotherapist Shinhee Han draw on case histories from the mid-1990s to the present to explore the social and psychic predicaments of Asian American young adults from Generation X to Generation Y. Combining critical race theory with several strands of psychoanalytic thought, they develop the concepts of racial melancholia and racial dissociation to investigate changing processes of loss associated with immigration, displacement, diaspora, and assimilation. These case studies of first- and second-generation Asian Americans deal with a range of difficulties, from depression, suicide, and the politics of coming out to broader issues of the model minority stereotype, transnational adoption, parachute children, colorblind discourses in the United States, and the rise of Asia under globalization. Throughout, Eng and Han link psychoanalysis to larger structural and historical phenomena, illuminating how the study of psychic processes of individuals can inform investigations of race, sexuality, and immigration while creating a more sustained conversation about the social lives of Asian Americans and Asians in the diaspora.

Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation - On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans (Paperback): David L. Eng, Shinhee... Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation - On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans (Paperback)
David L. Eng, Shinhee Han
R606 R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Save R91 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation critic David L. Eng and psychotherapist Shinhee Han draw on case histories from the mid-1990s to the present to explore the social and psychic predicaments of Asian American young adults from Generation X to Generation Y. Combining critical race theory with several strands of psychoanalytic thought, they develop the concepts of racial melancholia and racial dissociation to investigate changing processes of loss associated with immigration, displacement, diaspora, and assimilation. These case studies of first- and second-generation Asian Americans deal with a range of difficulties, from depression, suicide, and the politics of coming out to broader issues of the model minority stereotype, transnational adoption, parachute children, colorblind discourses in the United States, and the rise of Asia under globalization. Throughout, Eng and Han link psychoanalysis to larger structural and historical phenomena, illuminating how the study of psychic processes of individuals can inform investigations of race, sexuality, and immigration while creating a more sustained conversation about the social lives of Asian Americans and Asians in the diaspora.

The Feeling of Kinship - Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy (Paperback, New): David L. Eng The Feeling of Kinship - Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy (Paperback, New)
David L. Eng
R612 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R92 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In "The Feeling of Kinship," David L. Eng investigates the emergence of "queer liberalism"--the empowerment of certain gays and lesbians in the United States, economically through an increasingly visible and mass-mediated queer consumer lifestyle, and politically through the legal protection of rights to privacy and intimacy. Eng argues that in our "colorblind" age the emergence of queer liberalism is a particular incarnation of liberal freedom and progress, one constituted by both the racialization of intimacy and the forgetting of race. Through a startling reading of "Lawrence v. Texas," the landmark legal decision overturning Texas's antisodomy statute, Eng reveals how the ghosts of miscegenation haunt both "Lawrence "and the advent of queer liberalism.

Eng develops the concept of "queer diasporas" as a critical response to queer liberalism. A methodology drawing attention to new forms of family and kinship, accounts of subjects and subjectivities, and relations of affect and desire, the concept differs from the traditional notions of diaspora, theories of the nation-state, and principles of neoliberal capitalism upon which queer liberalism thrives. Eng analyzes films, documentaries, and literature by Asian and Asian American artists including Wong Kar-wai, Monique Truong, Deann Borshay Liem, and Rea Tajiri, as well as a psychoanalytic case history of a transnational adoptee from Korea. In so doing, he demonstrates how queer Asian migrant labor, transnational adoption from Asia, and the political and psychic legacies of Japanese internment underwrite narratives of racial forgetting and queer freedom in the present. A focus on queer diasporas also highlights the need for a poststructuralist account of family and kinship, one offering psychic alternatives to Oedipal paradigms. "The Feeling of Kinship "makes a major contribution to American studies, Asian American studies, diaspora studies, psychoanalysis, and queer theory.

China and the Human, Part II (Paperback): David L. Eng, Teemu Ruskola, Shuang Shen China and the Human, Part II (Paperback)
David L. Eng, Teemu Ruskola, Shuang Shen
R287 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R17 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the Western media, stories about China seem to fall into one of two categories: China's astounding economic development or its human rights abuses. As human rights discourses follow increasingly hegemonic conventions, especially with regard to China, many of their key assumptions remain unexamined. This special issue - the second in a two-part series beginning with "Cosmologies of the Human" - critically investigates the relationship between China and the human as it plays out in law, politics, biopolitics, political economy, labour, medicine, and culture. The contributors interrogate the evolving meanings of "China" and "the human," both inside China and internationally. The issue tracks the ways in which global discourses treat China - still officially socialist - as similar to, different from, and alternative to Western capitalist modernities. Several essays probe the modern theoretical underpinnings of human rights abuses in China, including a crucial distinction between "the human" and "the people." Others review the impact of Maoism on Marxist debates in China and in the West, as well as the specific influences of Mao's writings on French politics and theory in the 1960s. A visual dossier compares eight contemporary Chinese artists, directors, and public image-makers in order to discuss the figure of the human from Tiananmen Square to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. While many contributors discuss China and the West comparatively, the issue interrogates the universalizing claims of both Western and Chinese norms of the human by privileging the local, particular, and eccentric. David L. Eng is Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Feeling of Kinship: Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy and Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America, both also published by Duke University Press. Teemu Ruskola is Professor of Law at Emory University and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University (2011-12). Shuang Shen is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Chinese at Pennsylvania State University.

The Feeling of Kinship - Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy (Hardcover): David L. Eng The Feeling of Kinship - Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy (Hardcover)
David L. Eng
R2,314 R1,837 Discovery Miles 18 370 Save R477 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In "The Feeling of Kinship," David L. Eng investigates the emergence of "queer liberalism"--the empowerment of certain gays and lesbians in the United States, economically through an increasingly visible and mass-mediated queer consumer lifestyle, and politically through the legal protection of rights to privacy and intimacy. Eng argues that in our "colorblind" age the emergence of queer liberalism is a particular incarnation of liberal freedom and progress, one constituted by both the racialization of intimacy and the forgetting of race. Through a startling reading of "Lawrence v. Texas," the landmark legal decision overturning Texas's antisodomy statute, Eng reveals how the ghosts of miscegenation haunt both "Lawrence "and the advent of queer liberalism.

Eng develops the concept of "queer diasporas" as a critical response to queer liberalism. A methodology drawing attention to new forms of family and kinship, accounts of subjects and subjectivities, and relations of affect and desire, the concept differs from the traditional notions of diaspora, theories of the nation-state, and principles of neoliberal capitalism upon which queer liberalism thrives. Eng analyzes films, documentaries, and literature by Asian and Asian American artists including Wong Kar-wai, Monique Truong, Deann Borshay Liem, and Rea Tajiri, as well as a psychoanalytic case history of a transnational adoptee from Korea. In so doing, he demonstrates how queer Asian migrant labor, transnational adoption from Asia, and the political and psychic legacies of Japanese internment underwrite narratives of racial forgetting and queer freedom in the present. A focus on queer diasporas also highlights the need for a poststructuralist account of family and kinship, one offering psychic alternatives to Oedipal paradigms. "The Feeling of Kinship "makes a major contribution to American studies, Asian American studies, diaspora studies, psychoanalysis, and queer theory.

Racial Castration - Managing Masculinity in Asian America (Hardcover): David L. Eng Racial Castration - Managing Masculinity in Asian America (Hardcover)
David L. Eng
R2,423 R1,925 Discovery Miles 19 250 Save R498 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Racial Castration," the first book to bring together the fields of Asian American studies and psychoanalytic theory, explores the role of sexuality in racial formation and the place of race in sexual identity. David L. Eng examines images--literary, visual, and filmic--that configure past as well as contemporary perceptions of Asian American men as emasculated, homosexualized, or queer.
Eng juxtaposes theortical discussions of Freud, Lacan, and Fanon with critical readings of works by Frank Chin, Maxine Hong Kingston, Lonny Kaneko, David Henry Hwang, Louie Chu, David Wong Louie, Ang Lee, and R. Zamora Linmark. While situating these literary and cultural productions in relation to both psychoanalytic theory and historical events of particular significance for Asian Americans, Eng presents a sustained analysis of dreamwork and photography, the mirror stage and the primal scene, and fetishism and hysteria. In the process, he offers startlingly new interpretations of Asian American masculinity in its connections to immigration exclusion, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the wartime internment of Japanese Americans, multiculturalism, and the model minority myth. After demonstrating the many ways in which Asian American males are haunted and constrained by enduring domestic norms of sexuality and race, Eng analyzes the relationship between Asian American male subjectivity and the larger transnational Asian diaspora. Challenging more conventional understandings of diaspora as organized by race, he instead reconceptualizes it in terms of sexuality and queerness.

Racial Castration - Managing Masculinity in Asian America (Paperback): David L. Eng Racial Castration - Managing Masculinity in Asian America (Paperback)
David L. Eng
R642 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R97 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Racial Castration," the first book to bring together the fields of Asian American studies and psychoanalytic theory, explores the role of sexuality in racial formation and the place of race in sexual identity. David L. Eng examines images--literary, visual, and filmic--that configure past as well as contemporary perceptions of Asian American men as emasculated, homosexualized, or queer.
Eng juxtaposes theortical discussions of Freud, Lacan, and Fanon with critical readings of works by Frank Chin, Maxine Hong Kingston, Lonny Kaneko, David Henry Hwang, Louie Chu, David Wong Louie, Ang Lee, and R. Zamora Linmark. While situating these literary and cultural productions in relation to both psychoanalytic theory and historical events of particular significance for Asian Americans, Eng presents a sustained analysis of dreamwork and photography, the mirror stage and the primal scene, and fetishism and hysteria. In the process, he offers startlingly new interpretations of Asian American masculinity in its connections to immigration exclusion, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the wartime internment of Japanese Americans, multiculturalism, and the model minority myth. After demonstrating the many ways in which Asian American males are haunted and constrained by enduring domestic norms of sexuality and race, Eng analyzes the relationship between Asian American male subjectivity and the larger transnational Asian diaspora. Challenging more conventional understandings of diaspora as organized by race, he instead reconceptualizes it in terms of sexuality and queerness.

What's Queer About Queer Studies Now? (Paperback): David L. Eng, Judith Halberstam, Jose Esteban Munoz What's Queer About Queer Studies Now? (Paperback)
David L. Eng, Judith Halberstam, Jose Esteban Munoz
R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Out of stock

This special double issue of Social Text reassesses the political utility of the term queer. The mainstreaming of gay and lesbian identity-as a mass-mediated consumer lifestyle and an embattled legal category-demands a renewal of queer studies that also considers the global crises of the late twentieth century. These crises, which are shaping national manifestations of sexual, racial, and gendered hierarchies, include the ascendance and triumph of neoliberalism; the clash of religious fundamentalisms, nationalisms, and patriotisms; and the return to "moral values" and "family values" as deterrents to political debate, economic redistribution, and cultural dissent. In sixteen timely essays, the contributors map out an urgent intellectual and political terrain for queer studies and the contemporary politics of identity, family, and kinship. Collectively, these essays examine the limits of queer epistemology, the potentials of queer diasporas, and the emergence of queer liberalism. They rethink queer critique in relation to the war on terrorism and the escalation of U.S. imperialism; the devolution of civil rights and the rise of the prison-industrial complex; the continued dismantling of the welfare state; the recoding of freedom in terms of secularization, domesticity, and marriage; and the politics of citizenship, migration, and asylum in a putatively postracial and postidentity age. Contributors. Michael Cobb, David L. Eng, Roderick A. Ferguson, Elizabeth Freeman, Gayatri Gopinath, Judith Halberstam, Janet R. Jakobsen, Joon Oluchi Lee, Martin F. Manalansan IV, Jose Esteban Munoz, Tavia Nyong'o, Hiram Perez, Jasbir K. Puar, Chandan Reddy, Teemu Ruskola, Nayan Shah, Karen Tongson, Amy Villarejo

Teaching Asian America - Diversity and the Problem of Community (Hardcover, New): Lane Ryo Hirabayashi Teaching Asian America - Diversity and the Problem of Community (Hardcover, New)
Lane Ryo Hirabayashi; Contributions by Jachinson W. Chan, Chung Hoang Chuong, Malcolm Collier, David L. Eng, …
R3,227 Discovery Miles 32 270 Out of stock

This innovative volume offers the first sustained examination of the myriad ways Asian American Studies is taught at the university level. Through this lens, this volume illuminates key debates in U.S. society about pedagogy, multiculturalism, diversity, racial and ethnic identities, and communities formed on these bases. Asian American Studies shares critical concerns with other innovative fields that query representation, positionality, voice, and authority in the classroom as well as in the larger society. Acknowledging these issues, twenty-one distinguished contributors illustrate how disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to Asian American Studies can be utilized to make teaching and learning about diversity more effective. Teaching Asian America thus offers new and exciting insights about the state of ethnic studies and about the challenges of pluralism that face us as we move into the twenty-first century.

Teaching Asian America - Diversity and the Problem of Community (Paperback, New): Lane Ryo Hirabayashi Teaching Asian America - Diversity and the Problem of Community (Paperback, New)
Lane Ryo Hirabayashi; Contributions by Jachinson W. Chan, Chung Hoang Chuong, Malcolm Collier, David L. Eng, …
R1,143 Discovery Miles 11 430 Out of stock

This innovative volume offers the first sustained examination of the myriad ways Asian American Studies is taught at the university level. Through this lens, this volume illuminates key debates in U.S. society about pedagogy, multiculturalism, diversity, racial and ethnic identities, and communities formed on these bases. Asian American Studies shares critical concerns with other innovative fields that query representation, positionality, voice, and authority in the classroom as well as in the larger society. Acknowledging these issues, the contributors illustrate how disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to Asian American Studies can be utilized to make teaching and learning about diversity more effective.

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