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Booktitle:

Becoming American

A psychoanalytic comparison of Sam Shepard's West and Asian American West

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-11-06 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-17577-6

ISBN-10:
3639175778
EAN:
9783639175776
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Jeongsub Nam’s comparative study of Shepard’s Fool for Love, Far North, and Silent Tongue, and Louis Chu and Wayne Wang’s Eat a Bowl of Tea and Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior and China Men reveals a crucial difference between European American experiences and Asian American experiences in the American West. Symbolic castration and the masculine (social) covering up of the castration, dramatized in the Shepard’s play and films, differentiate European American experiences from Asian American experiences which are characterized by social castration and symbolization to go beyond the castration in the aforementioned Asian American texts. The former deconstruct the social covering up of symbolic castration, while the latter deconstruct social castration in search of a full symbolization. This crucial difference is caused by the hierarchical differences in their social statuses and historical experiences in America.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Jeongsub Nam
Number of pages:
160
Published at:
2009-11-06
Stock:
Available
Category:
History of art
Price:
59.00 €
Keywords:
Sam Shepard, Louis Chu, Maxine Hong Kingston, Jacques Lacan, American West, Psychoanalysis, theatre, Film, Asian America

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