Economic Citizens: A Narrative of Asian American Visibility

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Focusing on texts that have achieved mainstream popularity, this title shows that while Asian Americans have been disenfranchised from the larger national body - in fact prohibited from circulation - Asian American texts that emphasize economic and social exchange circulate widely.

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In the past fifty years, according to Christine So, the narratives of many popular Asian American books have been dominated by economic questions-what money can buy, how money is lost, how money is circulated, and what labor or objects are worth. Focusing on books that have achieved mainstream popularity, Economic Citizens unveils the logic of economic exchange that determined Asian Americans’ transnational migrations and national belonging.

With penetrating insight, So examines literary works that have been successful in the U.S. marketplace but have been read previously by critics largely as narratives of alienation or assimilation, including Fifth Chinese Daughter, Flower Drum Song, Falling Leaves and Turning Japanese. In contrast to other studies that have focused on the marginalization of Asian Americans, Economic Citizens examines how Asian Americans have entered into the public sphere.

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Christine So is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University.

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