Inhuman Citizenship: Traumatic Enjoyment and Asian American Literature

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"In Inhuman Citizenship, Juliana Chang claims that literary representations of Asian American domesticity may be understood as symptoms of America's relationship to its national fantasies and to the "jouissance"--a Lacanian term signifying a violent yet euphoric shattering of the self--that both overhangs and underlies those fantasies. In the national imaginary, according to Chang, racial subjects are often perceived as the source of jouissance, which they supposedly embody through their excesses of violence, sexuality, ...

Inhuman Citizenship: Traumatic Enjoyment and Asian American Literature 2012, University of Minnesota Press

ISBN-13: 9780816674435

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