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dc.contributorSmith II, Preston
dc.contributorDay, Iyko
dc.contributor.advisorBrown, Kimberly Juanita
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Shauna-Kay
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-06T14:39:07Z
dc.date.available2020-07-06T14:39:07Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/6045
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is generally concerned with formations and relations of power: how are power structures formed and replicated across borders, and why are they replicated? Through a comparative literary analysis of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko, I examine how each author explores racial subjugation, particularly its effects and the motivation behind it. I found that the desire of the subjugated person for colonial constructions of paradise and the propensity of the subjugated to perform passing, illustrates the insidious effectiveness of colonial indoctrination. Lee and Morrison point to the fictitious nature of paradise and the colonial identities constructed in relation to it through the characters’ inability to attain paradise. This in turn pushes the readers to contemplate alternative ways of being to the one available in paradise.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectPoweren_US
dc.subjectRacial Subjugationen_US
dc.subjectRacializationen_US
dc.subjectColonialsimen_US
dc.subjectCapitalismen_US
dc.subjectImperialismen_US
dc.subjectRace and Relationalityen_US
dc.subjectCasteen_US
dc.subjectJapan, USen_US
dc.subjectKorean, African Americanen_US
dc.subjectParadiseen_US
dc.subjectColonial Mimicry, Passingen_US
dc.titlePassing for Paradise: Colonial Mimicry and Desire in Pachinko and The Bluest Eyeen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.gradyear2020en_US
mhc.institutionMount Holyoke College
mhc.degreeUndergraduateen_US
dc.rights.restrictedrestricteden_US


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