Trauma, Precarity and War Memories in Asian American Writings

Trauma, Precarity and War Memories in Asian American Writings

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Departing from Jacques Derrida's appropriations of cinders as a trope of war atrocity aftermath, this book examines writings that deal with war trauma memories in Asian-American communities. Seeing war experiences and their associative diasporas and affects as the core and axis, it considers the multifarious poetics and politics of minority trauma writings, and posits a possible interpretive framework for contemporary Asian-American writings, including those written by Julie Otsuka, Joseph Craig Danner, Monique Truong, Nguyen Viet Thanh, Janice Lowe Shinebourne, and Andre Lamontagne. As these writings contain works regarding Japanese-American, Indo-Chinese Guyanese, Chinese Quebeçois, Vietnamese exiles/refugees, and Vietnam-American experiences, this book presents a broad cross-cultural view on migration and minority issues triggered by wars and precarious conditions, as the diversified experiences examined here epitomize an intricate historical intimacy across four continents: Asia, the Americas, Africa and Europe.

Book information

ISBN: 9789811563621
Publisher: Springer Nature Singapore
Imprint: Palgrave Pivot
Pub date:
DEWEY: 303.6608995073
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 141
Weight: 454g
Height: 210mm
Width: 148mm
Spine width: 13mm