The Ghosts Within

Literary Imaginations of Asian America

The ghost as a literary figure has been interpreted multiple times: spiritually, psychoanalytically, sociologically, or allegorically. Following these approaches, Janna Odabas understands ghosts in Asian American literature as self-reflexive figures. With identity politics at the core of the ghost concept, Odabas emphasizes how ghosts critically renegotiate the notion of 'Asian America' as heterogeneous and transnational and resist interpretation through a morally or politically preconceived approach to Asian American literature. Responding to the tensions of the scholarly field, Odabas argues that the literary works under scrutiny openly play with and rethink conceptions of ghosts as mere exotic, ethnic ornamentation.

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14 November 2018, 264 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4449-4

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Author(s)
Janna Odabas
Book title
The Ghosts Within Literary Imaginations of Asian America
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
264
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4449-4
DOI
10.14361/9783839444498
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB
BISAC-Code
LIT004020
THEMA-Code
DSB
Release date
14 November 2018
Edition
1
Topics
Amerika, Literatur
Readership
Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Asian American Studies, American Studies
Keywords/Tags
Asian American, Literature, Culture, Ghost, Literary Studies, America, American Studies

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