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Writing the Ghetto
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In the United States, perhaps no minority group is considered as "model" or successful as the Asian American community. Rather than living in ominous "ghettoes," Asian Americans are described as residing in positive-sounding "ethnic enclaves." Writing the Ghetto helps clarify the hidden or unspoken class inequalities faced by Asian Americans, while insightfully analyzing the effect such notions have had on their literary voices.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. 1. Introduction: The Asian American Ghetto
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. 2. “Like a Slum”: Ghettos and Ethnic Enclaves, Ghetto and Genre
  2. pp. 25-69
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  1. 3. The Japanese American Internment: Master Narratives and Class Critique
  2. pp. 70-110
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  1. 4. Chinese Suicide: Political Desire and Queer Exogamy
  2. pp. 111-134
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  1. 5. Ethnic Entrepreneurs: Korean American Spies, Shopkeepers, and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots
  2. pp. 135-175
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  1. 6. Indian Edison: The Ethnoburbian Paradox and Corrective Ethnography
  2. pp. 176-200
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  1. Conclusion: The Postracial Aesthetic and Class Visibility
  2. pp. 201-212
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 213-220
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 221-229
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 231-238
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 239
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