The Resource Inscrutable belongings : queer Asian North American fiction, Stephen Hong Sohn, (ebook)

Inscrutable belongings : queer Asian North American fiction, Stephen Hong Sohn, (ebook)

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Inscrutable belongings : queer Asian North American fiction
Title
Inscrutable belongings
Title remainder
queer Asian North American fiction
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Stephen Hong Sohn
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Language
eng
Summary
Inscrutable Belongings brings together formalist and contextual modes of critique to consider narrative strategies that emerge in queer Asian North American literature. Stephen Hong Sohn provides extended readings of fictions involving queer Asian North American storytellers, looking to texts including Russell Leong's "Camouflage," Lydia Kwa's Pulse, Alexander Chee's Edinburgh, Nina Revoyr's Wingshooters, and No<U+00d9>l Alumit's Letters to Montgomery Clift. Despite many antagonistic forces, these works' protagonists achieve a revolutionary form of narrative centrality through the defiant act of speaking out, recounting their "survival plots," and enduring to the very last page. These feats are made possible through their construction of alternative social structures Sohn calls "inscrutable belongings." Collectively, the texts that Sohn examines bring to mind foundational struggles for queer Asian North Americans (and other socially marginalized groups) and confront a broad range of issues, including interracial desire, the AIDS/HIV epidemic, transnational mobility, and postcolonial trauma. In these texts, Asian North American queer people are often excluded from normative family structures and must contend with multiple histories of oppression, erasure, and physical violence, involving homophobia, racism, and social death. Sohn's work makes clear that for such writers and their imagined communities, questions of survival, kinship, and narrative development are more than representational-they are directly tied to live experience
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Sohn, Stephen Hong
Dewey number
813/.5409895
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Asian America
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  • Gays' writings, American
  • Gays' writings, Canadian
  • American fiction
  • Canadian fiction
  • American fiction
  • Canadian fiction
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • Families in literature
  • Gays in literature
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adult
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Inscrutable belongings : queer Asian North American fiction, Stephen Hong Sohn, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781503605930
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT12139204
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remote
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12139204
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MWT12139204
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Inscrutable belongings : queer Asian North American fiction, Stephen Hong Sohn, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781503605930
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12139204
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12139204
System control number
MWT12139204
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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