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Unfastened: Globality and Asian North American Narratives

Eleanor Ty

Abstract

Unfastened examines literary works and films by Asian Americans and Asian Canadians that respond critically to globality—the condition in which traditional national, cultural, geographical, and economic boundaries have been—supposedly—surmounted. This book reveals how novelists such as Brian Ascalon Roley, Han Ong, Lydia Kwa, and Nora Okja Keller interrogate the theoretical freedom that globalization promises in their depiction of the underworld of crime and prostitution. It looks at the social critiques created by playwrights Betty Quan and Sunil Kuruvilla, who use figures of disability to ac ... More

Keywords: globality, Brian Ascalon Roley, Han Ong, Lydia Kwa, Nora Okja Keller, disability, marginality, science fiction, magic realism, global capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780816665075
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665075.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eleanor Ty, author
Professor and Chair, Department of English and Film Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University