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Emergent U.S. Literatures: From Multiculturalism to Cosmopolitanism in the Late Twentieth Century

Cyrus Patell

Abstract

This book introduces readers to the foundational writers and texts produced by four literary traditions associated with late-twentieth-century U.S. multiculturalism. Examining writing by Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and gay and lesbian Americans after 1968, the book compares and historicizes what might be characterized as the minority literatures within “U.S. minority literature.” Drawing on recent theories of cosmopolitanism, it presents methods for mapping the overlapping concerns of the texts and authors of these literatures during the late twentieth century. The b ... More

Keywords: U.S. multiculturalism, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, gay Americans, lesbian Americans, minority literature, literary marginalization, cultural hybridity, American literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781479893720
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479893720.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cyrus Patell, author