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By Iyko Day

In Alien Capital Iyko Day retheorizes the heritage and common sense of settler colonialism by way of interpreting its intersection with capitalism and the racialization of Asian immigrants to Canada and the U.S.. Day explores how the historic alignment of Asian our bodies and hard work with capital's summary and damaging dimensions grew to become one among settler colonialism's foundational and defining good points. This alignment allowed white settlers to gloss over and expunge their complicity with capitalist exploitation from their collective reminiscence. Day unearths this strategy via an research of a various physique of Asian North American literature and visible tradition, together with depictions of chinese language railroad hard work within the Eighties, filmic and literary responses to jap internment within the Forties, and newer examinations of the family among loose alternate, nationwide borders, and migrant exertions. In highlighting those artists' remodeling and exposing of the commercial modalities of Asian racialized hard work, Day pushes past present ways to settler colonialism as a Native/settler binary to formulate it as a dynamic triangulation of local, settler, and alien populations and positionalities.

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