Refusing subjects and (dis)owning America in Asian American studies

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Given the myriad historical and cultural trajectories of Asian America as a political coalition, Asian American Studies continually interrogates the terms of its coalitional unity as it foregrounds and theorizes "difference." The challenge for Asian American Studies is to question identity with nation as the endpoint to anti-racist politics in order to create a space for theoretical inquiries of belonging beyond nation and racial identity to foreground other ways of imagining affinity, communities, and political alliances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-153
Number of pages18
JournalKritika Kultura
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory


  • Asian American
  • Literary criticism
  • Postcolonialism
  • Poststructuralism
  • Sexuality
  • Transnationalism

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