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Asian Mothers

ENG 291/GSS 291/ASA 291

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Despite the stereotypes of the over-bearing Tiger Mom and the Immigrant Mom, the figure of the mother has been surprisingly absent (either missing, dead, or otherwise gone) in 20th and 21st century Asian American literature and cinema. This class explores how the missing maternal figure structures the lifeline of Asian American imagination. Why is such a primal figure of origin ghostly? What happens to the mother-child relationship in the shifting contexts of diaspora, migration, nationhood, interracial relation, technology, and/or adoption? What happened to the "Asian Mother" in the late stage of American neoliberalism and racial reckoning?
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 15
  • Capacity: 12
  • Class Number: 21519
  • Schedule: MW 11:00 AM-12:20 PM