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Redressing Immigration: Folklore, Cross-Dressing, and Un/Documented Immigration in Sui Sin Far's Mrs. Spring Fragrance and Karen Tei Yamashita's Tropic of Orange

Abstract This project examines the intersections between sexual/cultural cross-dressing and un/documented immigration from the point of view of folklore and immigration studies using Sui Sin Far's short story collection Mrs. Spring Fragrance and Karen Tei Yamashita's novel Tropic of Orange. Using the lenses of folklore theory and cross-dressing highlights aspects of immigration (and its intersection with gender and race) that are otherwise missed; it is necessary to examine the evolving ways in which fictionalized cross-dressers re-craft and occupy the spaces from which they are barred in order to address and redress questions of immigration today. Incorporating anthropology, history, folkloristics, and gender studies, this project shows tha... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Zheng, Ding Ding (Author) / Sadowski-Smith, Claudia (Advisor) / Adamson, Joni (Advisor) / Horan, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Comparative literature / Asian American studies / Folklore / Asian American literature / Border studies / Cross-dressing studies / Folklore studies / Gender studies / US Immigration studies
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 67 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. English 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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