publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

Cyborg Dreams in Asian American Transnationality: Transgression, Myth, Simulation, Coalition

Song, Mary;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
By deploying a cyberculture theory of cyborg politics in my literary analyses of Asian American literature, I deconstruct Asian American subjectivity through the trope of transnationality. In the Asian American transnational, I locate four prominent traits of Donna Haraway's socialist feminist cyborg: boundary transgression, the recognition and re-scripting of myth, simulations of identity, and coalitions of affinity. By adopting the language of cyberculture, I envision Asian American literature as a technologized textual landscape where narrative becomes virtual narrative such that we draw away from the static nature of a representational politics of identity i...
free text keywords: Literature, Asian American studies, Modern literature, affect, Asian American, cyborg, identity, literature, transnational
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