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Asian American Studies Nowtruly represents the enormous changes occurring in Asian American communities and the world, changes that require a reconsideration of how the interdisciplinary field of Asian American studies is defined and taught. This comprehensive anthology, arranged in four parts and featuring a stellar group of contributors, summarizes and defines the current shape of this rapidly changing field, addressing topics such as transnationalism, U.S. imperialism, multiracial identity, racism, immigration, citizenship, social justice, and pedagogy.Jean Yu-wen Shen Wu and Thomas C. Chen have selected essays for the significance of their contribution to the field and their clarity, brevity, and accessibility to readers with little to no prior knowledge of Asian American studies. Featuring both reprints of seminal articles and groundbreaking texts, as well as bold new scholarship,Asian American Studies Nowaddresses the new circumstances, new communities, and new concerns that are reconstituting Asian America.
Jean Yu-wen Shen Wu is a senior lecturer in the American studies program at Tufts University and the coeditor of Asian American Studies: A Reader (Rutgers University Press). Thomas C. Chen is a doctoral candidate in the American civilization department at Brown University.
Table of Contents
|Situating Asian America|
|When and Where I Enter||p. 3|
|Neither Black nor White||p. 21|
|Detroit Blues: “Because of You Motherfuckers”||p. 35|
|A Dialogue on Racial Melancholia||p. 55|
|Home Is Where the Han Is: A Korean American Perspective on the Los Angeles Upheavals||p. 80|
|Recognizing Native Hawaiians: A Quest for Sovereignty||p. 99|
|Situating Asian Americans in the Political Discourse on Affirmative Action||p. 118|
|Racism: From Domination to Hegemony||p. 126|
|History and Memory|
|The Chinese Are Coming. How Can We Stop Them? Chinese Exclusion and the Origins of American Gatekeeping||p. 143|
|Public Health and the Mapping of Chinatown||p. 168|
|The Secret Munson Report||p. 193|
|Asian American Struggles for Civil, Political, Economic, and Social Rights||p. 213|
|Out of the Shadows: Camptown Women, Military Brides, and Korean (American) Communities||p. 239|
|The Cold War Origins of the Model Minority Myth||p. 256|
|Why China? Identifying Histories of Transnational Adoption||p. 272|
|The “Four Prisons” and the Movements of Liberation: Asian American Activism from the 1960s to the 1990s||p. 298|
|Culture, Politics, and Society|
|Youth Culture, Citizenship, and Globalization: South Asian Muslim Youth in the United States after September 11th||p. 333|
|Asian Immigrant Women and Global Restructuring, 1970s–1990s||p. 354|
|Medical, Racist, and Colonial Constructions of Power in Anne Fadiman's The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down||p. 370|
|Searching for Community: Filipino Gay Men in New York City||p. 393|
|How to Rehabilitate a Mulatto: The Iconography of Tiger Woods||p. 405|
|Occult Racism: The Masking of Race in the Hmong Hunter Incident: A Dialogue between Anthropologist||p. 423|
|Collateral Damage: Southeast Asian Poverty in the United States||p. 454|
|Pedagogies and Possibilities|
|Whither Asian American Studies?||p. 477|
|Freedom Schooling: Reconceptualizing Asian American Studies for Our Communities||p. 496|
|Asians on the Rim: Transnational Capital and Local Community in the Making of Contemporary Asian America||p. 515|
|Crafting Solidarities||p. 540|
|We Will Not Be Used: Are Asian Americans the Racial Bourgeoisie?||p. 558|
|The Struggle over Parcel C: How Boston's Chinatown Won a Victory in the Fight Against Institutional Expansionism and Environmental Racism||p. 565|
|Race Matters in Civic Engagement Work||p. 581|
|Homes, Borders, and Possibilities||p. 603|
|Biographical Notes||p. 623|
|Copyrights and Permissions||p. 627|
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