By Jeehyun Lim
Using the paintings of Younghill Kang, Carlos Bulosan, Américo Paredes, Maxine Hong Kingston, Richard Rodriguez, Chang-rae Lee, Julia Alvarez, and Ha Jin as examples, Lim finds how bilingual personhood illustrates a regime of versatile inclusion the place an financial calculus of one’s worth crystallizes on the intersections of language and racial distinction. by way of pointing to the nexus of race, capital, and language because the point of interest of postwar negotiations of distinction and inclusion, Bilingual agents probes the faultlines of postwar liberalism in conceptualizing and articulating who's and isn't thought of to be an American.
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