Writing Diaspora: Tactics of Intervention in Contemporary Cultural Studies

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"... this is no doctrinaire tract but rather a concerted attempt to look at important cultural problems from a fresh perspective.... Chow's book is an excellent example of its type."—Discourse & Society

"I believe that Rey Chow has written a powerful set of essays which offer a critical strategy for approaching questions of otherness and other societies by forcing us to constantly reassess our position." —Harry Harootunian

Writing Diaspora questions aspects of cultural politics, including the legacies of European imperialism and colonialism, the media, pedagogy, literature, literacy, sexuality, intellectual labor, the uses and abuses of theory, and popularized notions about "others."

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Where Have All the Natives Gone?
27
Postmodern Automatons
55
the 1990s
73
Against the Lures of Diaspora
99
The Politics and Pedagogy of Asian
120
Listening Otherwise Music Miniaturized
144
Media Matter Migrants
165
GLOSSARY
181
WORKS CITED
209
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About the author (1993)

REY CHOW, an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, was educated in the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong and in the United States. She is the author of Woman and Chinese Modernity: The Politics of Reading between West and East.

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