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Producing Asian American Spaces: From Cultural Nation to the Space of Hybridity as Represented in Texts by Asian American Writers

@inproceedings{Kobayashi2002ProducingAA,
  title={Producing Asian American Spaces: From Cultural Nation to the Space of Hybridity as Represented in Texts by Asian American Writers},
  author={Fukuko Kobayashi},
  year={2002}
}
In his introduction to Nation and Narration, Homi Bhabha asks rhetorically, “What kind of cultural space is the nation?”1 Drawing upon Benedict Anderson’s concept of nation-states as “imagined communities,” Bhabha argues that nations can come into being only through the telling of stories, such as the myths of “origin” or “foundation myths” that bind the otherwise disparate mindsets of their people. It is no surprise, then, that in a multi-racial nation like America the compulsion to establish… Expand
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