Brigitte Wallinger-Schorn

“So There It Is”. An Exploration of Cultural Hybridity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry


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Edité par Brigitte Wallinger-Schorn
Editeur Rodopi - Brill
Distributeur Association de Boccard

In interpreting contemporary Asian American poetry, it is important to understand the cultural hybridity of Asian America identity, located at the interstices of the fixed identifications ‘American’, ‘Asian American’, and ‘Asian’. This rootedness in more than one culture exposes the inapplicability of binary concepts (foreigner/national, etc.). Hybridity, opposing essentialism and ‘the original’, favors multivocality and ambivalence. The exploration of Asian American cultural hybridity is lin ...