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Bilingual Brokers: Race, Literature, and Language as Human by Jeehyun Lim

By Jeehyun Lim

analyzing Asian American and Latino literature, Bilingual agents strains the shift in attitudes towards bilingualism in postwar the US from the point of interest on cultural assimilation to that of source administration. Interweaving the social value of language as human capital and the literary value of English because the language of cultural capital, Jeehyun Lim examines the twin which means of bilingualism as legal responsibility and asset on the subject of anxieties surrounding “new” immigration and globalization.

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 unearths how bilingual personhood illustrates a regime of versatile inclusion the place an fiscal calculus of one’s worth crystallizes on the intersections of language and racial distinction. through 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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