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Introduction: Asian American Realism and the Forms of Everyday Minorness

Yoon Lee

in Modern Minority

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199915835
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199315956 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915835.003.0001
Introduction: Asian American Realism and the Forms of Everyday Minorness

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The everyday and the racial form of Asian Americans both depend on the non-sublime awareness of large numbers in the context of capitalist modernity. The modern everyday consists in a sense of scale and a particular experience of time as empty repetition. Asian American writing can be considered a form of realism because of its concern with the modern everyday. This book reads for the everyday as a structure of feeling.

Keywords: modernity; everyday; realism; structure of feeling; scale; minor literature

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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