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The Minor Intimacies of Race: Asian Publics in North America

Christine Kim


An attempt to put an Asian woman on Canada's $100 bill in 2012 unleashed enormous controversy. The racism and xenophobia that answered this symbolic move toward inclusiveness revealed the nation's trumpeted commitment to multiculturalism as a lie. It also showed how multiple minor publics as well as the dominant public responded to the ongoing issue of race in Canada. This book delves into the ways cultural conversations minimize race's relevance even as violent expressions and structural forms of racism continue to occur. The book turns to literary texts, artistic works, and media debates to ... More

Keywords: multiculturalism, Canada, Asian woman, racism, racialized publics, Orientalism, diasporic memory, racialized citizenship, migration, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040139
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040139.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Kim, author
Simon Fraser University