Rajini Srikanth is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is the author of The World Next Door: South Asian American Literature and the Idea of America and the coeditor (with Sunaina Maira) of Contours of the Heart: South Asians Map North America and (with Lavina Dhingra Shankar) of A Part Yet Apart: South Asians in Asian America.
Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: The Landscape of Empathy 2. Literary Imagination and American Empathy 3. Deserving Empathy? Renouncing American Citizenship 4. Hierarchies of Horror, Levels of Abuse: Empathy for the Internees 5. Guantanamo: Where Lawyers Connect with the "Worst of the Worst" Conclusion