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Citrus noir: Strange fruit in Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of English.
2016 (English)In: Studia Neophilologica, ISSN 0039-3274, E-ISSN 1651-2308, Vol. 88, 96-106 p.Article, book review (Refereed) Published
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This paper offers an analysis of Karen Tei Yamashita’s novel Tropic of Orange as a critique of neoliberalism via the North American Free Trade Agreement’s impacts on marginalised homeless in Los Angeles and its disenfranchisement of indigenous peoples in Mexico. It examines the issues of environmental justice presented in the novel and links these to California’s citrus industry and its history of labour relations, engaging with the ways in which Yamashita draws on the aesthetics of film noir in order to frame these problematics.

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Taylor & Francis, 2016. Vol. 88, 96-106 p.
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ecocriticism, environmental justice, environmental history, neoliberalism, NAFTA, film noir, zapatistas
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-267457DOI: 10.1080/00393274.2015.1100456ISI: 000372036500009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-267457DiVA: diva2:873248
Available from: 2015-11-23 Created: 2015-11-23 Last updated: 2016-04-19Bibliographically approved

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