Abstract

Abstract:

This article locates the Asian addict in global capitalism and argues that drug addiction and illness point to the limitations of diaspora in Asian American criticism. Through a reading of Nami Mun's 2009 novel, Miles from Nowhere, where "dirt" configures as a central trope, this article theorizes "diasporic dirt" as a framework to challenge the rehabilitative impulse within identitarian politics and narratives of diasporic "uplift" often valorized in Asian Americanist critique.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1934-1520
Print ISSN
0732-1562
Pages
pp. 151-168
Launched on MUSE
2019-04-19
Open Access
No
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