This page will house book summaries and notes about works in the areas of Multi-ethnic Literature, Girlhood Studies, Transnational Feminism, Cultural Studies, etc. as I work toward my exams (Jan 2014) and dissertation. My comprehensive exam lists focus on Long 20th Century Multi-ethnic American Literature (1890-2010) with a devised field in Transnational Feminism, in which I focus especially on portrayals of girlhood.
Some works will fit into more than one category, but for simplicity’s sake, I’m just going to put things in the most obvious place. (Please note: this is not my list. Eventually it will include the critical works on my list, but also there’s some books that are tangentially relevant.)
More notes filed under: Comps Notes
No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive
New Femininities: Postfeminism, Neoliberalism, and Subjectivity
The Disappearance of Childhood
Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism
Women, Gender, and Human Rights: A Global Perspective
Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures
Chicana Feminisms: A Critical Reader
“Feminist Killjoys.” The Promise of Happiness
“Contesting Cultures: ‘Westernization,’ Respect for Cultures, and Third-World Feminists.” Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third-World Feminism
“The Postfeminist Context: Popular Redefinitions of Feminism, 1980-Present.” Watching Rape: Film and Television in Postfeminist Culture
Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times.
Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures
Spectacular Rhetorics: Human Rights Visions, Recognitions, Feminisms.
Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization
Multi-ethnic Studies (Inc. Latin@, Asian-American, Native American, African American, and interactions therein)
Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African American and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937
Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form
American Narratives: Multiethnic Writing in the Age of Realism.
Urban Triage: Race and the Fictions of Multiculturalism.
Members of the Tribe: Native America in the Jewish Imagination
America’s Asia: Racial Form and American Literature, 1893-1945
The Third Space of Sovereignty: The Post-colonial Politics of U.S.-Indigenous Relations
The Modern Girl Around the World
Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific
“DissemiNation: Time, Narrative, and the Margins of the Modern Nation”
“Immigration, Citizenship, Racialization: Asian American Critique” from Immigrant Acts
“Cultural Citizenship, Inequality, and Multiculturalism.”
“Illegal status and Social Citizenship: Thoughts on Mexican Immigrants in a Postnational World.”
Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
Feminism on the Border: Chicana Gender Politics and Literature
Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families 1900-1940
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I found your site while searching for more info about Rosaldo’s “Cultural Citizenship” piece. Your write up was great, and thanks for sharing your notes on so many texts! I’m creating my exams list now (sociocultural anthropology) and this was a great help. Good luck on your exams!
Thank you! Good luck on your exams too!