This essay discusses Maxine Hong Kingston's China Men as a text devoted to the meticulous representation of the migrant and immigrant subject before the law, taking seriously the idea, articulated by the narrative's mother figure, that migrant or immigrant life in the United States involves existing in a constant "state of emergency," and offering a closer look at border space as a realm of enforced law.
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|Published - Sep 1 2010
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Literature and Literary Theory