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As early as the 1870s, then, we can see emerging a discursive terrain that Jews and Chinese--and thence, ultimately, the Asian-American--shared, however contingently, and one, moreover, in which their economic appetencies and entrepreneurship bring them dangerously close to being located at emerging and contested centers of cultural value.
Rings join to rings, and irritated tubes Clasp with young lips the nutrient globes and cubes; And urged by appetencies new select Imbibe, retain, digest, secrete, eject.