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"So There It Is": An Exploration of Cultural Hybridity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry

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In interpreting contemporary Asian American poetry, it is important to understand the cultural hybridity of Asian America identity, located at the interstices of the fixed identifications `American', `Asian American', and `Asian'. This rootedness in more than one culture exposes the inapplicability of binary concepts (foreigner/national, etc.). Hybridity, opposing essentialism and `the original', favors multivocality and ambivalence. The exploration of Asian American cultural hybridity is linked both to material realities ...

"So There It Is": An Exploration of Cultural Hybridity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry 2011, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042034143

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