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Racial AsymmetriesAsian American Fictional Worlds$
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Stephen Hong Sohn

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781479800070

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479800070.001.0001

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When the Minor Becomes Major

When the Minor Becomes Major

Asian American Literary California, Chicano Narration, and Sesshu Foster’s Atomik Aztex

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(p.63) 2 When the Minor Becomes Major
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Racial Asymmetries
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Stephen Hong Sohn

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479800070.003.0003

This chapter analyzes the storytelling perspective of a Chicano viewpoint in Sesshu Foster's Atomik Aztex. The narrative models how a Chicano narrator comes to terms with a broadened class consciousness, one that involves a multiracial union of his slaughterhouse-factory workers. Foster also employs a speculative alternate reality that becomes a useful analogy to convey the Chicano subject's fractured self, as a political organizer and social activist as well as a potential agent of destruction. Foster's decision to take on the voice of another racial minority undermines the assumption that only one racial or ethnic group can claim ownership over the representation of the minority experience.

Keywords:   Chicano, Sesshu Foster, Atomik Aztex, political organizer, social activist, racial minority

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