LatinAsian Cartographies: History, Writing, and the National Imaginary (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States) (Hardcover)

LatinAsian Cartographies: History, Writing, and the National Imaginary (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States) By Susan Thananopavarn Cover Image

LatinAsian Cartographies: History, Writing, and the National Imaginary (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States) (Hardcover)

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LatinAsian Cartographies examines how Latina/o and Asian American writers provide important counter-narratives to the stories of racial encroachment that have come to characterize twenty-first century dominant discourses on race. Susan Thananopavarn contends that the Asian American and Latina/o presence in the United States, although often considered marginal in discourses of American history and nationhood, is in fact crucial to understanding how national identity has been constructed historically and continues to be constructed in the present day. 

Thananopavarn creates a new “LatinAsian” view of the United States that emphasizes previously suppressed aspects of national history, including imperialism, domestic racism during World War II, Cold War operations in Latin America and Asia, and the politics of borders in an age of globalization. LatinAsian Cartographies ultimately reimagines national narratives in a way that transforms dominant ideas of what it means to be American.   
 
SUSAN THANANOPAVARN is a lecturing fellow in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Product Details ISBN: 9780813589855
ISBN-10: 0813589851
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: March 19th, 2018
Pages: 216
Language: English
Series: Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States
"LatinAsian Cartographies is an excellent book that widens the scope of Asian American, Latin American, and American studies. Thananopavarn's comparative study allows us to engage with and learn about the complexities of globalization, transnational migration, citizenship, and belonging."
— Rudy Guevarra Jr.

"LatinAsian Cartographies intertwines readings of Asian American and Latina/o literature with fascinating historical accounts that often illuminate the urgency of cultural critique for current racial and national politics." 
— Crystal Parikh

"Across the globe, various social movements
have started to question traditional historical narratives and figures. In this context, LatinAsian Cartographies is an interesting and relevant book."
— Nicolás Camino