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By Crystal Parikh

ISBN-10: 0823230422

ISBN-13: 9780823230426

ISBN-10: 0823230430

ISBN-13: 9780823230433

In An Ethics of Betrayal, Crystal Parikh investigates the subject and tropes of betrayal and treason in Asian American and Chicano/Latino literary and cultural narratives. In contemplating betrayal from a moral standpoint, one grounded within the theories of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, Parikh argues that the minority topic is obligated in a prime, preontological, and irrecusable relation of accountability to the opposite.

Episodes of betrayal and treason allegorize the placement of this topic, beholden to the numerous others who embrace the alterity of lifestyles and whose calls for upon the topic lead to transgressions of intimacy and loyalty.

In this primary significant comparative learn of narratives by way of and approximately Asian american citizens and Latinos, Parikh considers writings via Frank Chin, Gish Jen, Chang-rae Lee, Eric Liu, Américo Parades, and Richard Rodriguez, in addition to narratives in regards to the persecution of Wen Ho Lee and the rescue and go back of Elian González. via addressing the conflicts on the middle of filiality, the general public dimensions of language within the structure of minority "community," and the mercenary mobilizations of "model minority" prestige, An Ethics of Betrayal heavily engages the demanding situations of undertaking ethnic and important race experiences in accordance with the uncompromising and unromantic principles of justice, reciprocity, and moral society.

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