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Scrutinized!: Surveillance in Asian North American Literature By Monica Chiu,

  • Title: Scrutinized!: Surveillance in Asian North American Literature
  • Author: Monica Chiu
  • ISBN: 9780824838423
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Chang rae Lee s Native Speaker, Kerri Sakamoto s The Electrical Field, Don Lee s Country of Origin, Mohsin Hamid s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Susan Choi s A Person of Interest These and a host of other Asian North American detection and mystery titles were published between 1995 and 2010 Together they reference than a decade of Asian North America monitoring thatChang rae Lee s Native Speaker, Kerri Sakamoto s The Electrical Field, Don Lee s Country of Origin, Mohsin Hamid s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Susan Choi s A Person of Interest These and a host of other Asian North American detection and mystery titles were published between 1995 and 2010 Together they reference than a decade of Asian North America monitoring that includes internment, campaign financing, espionage, and post 9 11 surveillance However, these works are less concerned with solving crimes than with creating literary responses to the subtle but persistent surveillance of raced subjects In Scrutinized Monica Chiu reveals how Asian North American novels fascination with mystery, detection, spying, and surveillance is a literary response to anxieties over race According to Chiu, this allegiance to a genre that takes interruptions to social norms as its foundation speaks to a state of unease at a time of racial scrutiny.Scrutinized is broadly about oversight and insight The race policing of the past has been subsumed under post racism an oversight in the popular nomenclature of race blindness that is still, ironically, based on a persistent visual construction of race Detective fiction s focus on scrutiny presents itself as the most appropriate genre for revealing the failures of a so called post racialism in which we continue to deploy visually defined categories of race as social realities a regulatory mechanism under which Asian North Americans live the paradox of being inscrutable To be looked at and overlooked is the contradiction that drives the book s thesis Readers first revisit Oriental visions, or Asian stereotypes, and then encounter official documentation on major events, such as the Japanese American and Japanese Canadian internment The former visions, which endure, and the latter documents, diplomatically forgotten, shape how Asian subjects were and are scrutinized and to what effect They determine which surveillance images remain emblazoned in a nation s collective memory and which face political burial The book goes on to provide a compelling analysis of mystery and detective fiction by Lee, Nina Revoyr, Choi, Suki Kim, Sakamoto, and Hamid, whose work exploits the genre s techniques to highlight pervasive vigilance among Asian North American subjects.
    Scrutinized Surveillance in Asian North American Literature Chang rae Lee s Native Speaker Kerri Sakamoto s The Electrical Field Don Lee s Country of Origin Mohsin Hamid s The Reluctant Fundamentalist Susan Choi s A Person of Interest These and a host of o

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