By Cathy Schlund-Vials
Navigating deftly between ancient and literary readings, Cathy Schlund-Vials examines the analogous but divergent reviews of Asian american citizens and Jewish americans in Modeling Citizenship. She investigates how those version minority teams are formed via the moving terrain of naturalization legislation and immigration coverage, utilizing the lens of naturalization, now not assimilation, to underscore questions of geographical region association and feel of belonging.
Modeling Citizenship examines fiction, memoir, and drama to mirror on how the good judgment of naturalization has operated at discrete moments within the 20th century. every one bankruptcy specializes in exemplary literary works. for instance, Schlund-Vials exhibits how Mary Antin's Jewish-themed play The Promised Land is transformed right into a extra modern chinese language American context in Gish Jen's Mona within the Promised Land.
In her compelling research, Schlund-Vials amplifies the structural, cultural, and old importance of those works and the subjects they address.
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Modeling Citizenship: Jewish and Asian American Writing (American Literatures Initiative (Temple University Press)) by Cathy Schlund-Vials