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Alien Encounters

Author : Mimi Thi Nguyen
ISBN : 0822339226
Genre : Social Science
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DIVA collection of essays that examine the production and consumption of Asian American popular culture, from musical expression to television cooking shows./div

Global Asian American Popular Cultures

Author : Shilpa Dave
ISBN : 9781479837496
Genre : Social Science
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Asian Americans have long been the subject and object of popular culture in the U.S. The rapid circulation of cultural flashpoints—such as the American obsession with K-pop sensations, Bollywood dance moves, and sriracha hot sauce—have opened up new ways of understanding how the categories of “Asian” and “Asian American” are counterbalanced within global popular culture. Located at the crossroads of these global and national expressions, Global Asian American Popular Cultures highlights new approaches to modern culture, with essays that explore everything from music, film, and television to comics, fashion, food, and sports. As new digital technologies and cross-media convergence have expanded exchanges of transnational culture, Asian American popular culture emerges as a crucial site for understanding how communities share information and how the meanings of mainstream culture shift with technologies and newly mobile sensibilities. Asian American popular culture is also at the crux of global and national trends in media studies, collapsing boundaries and acting as a lens to view the ebbs and flows of transnational influences on global and American cultures. Offering new and critical analyses of popular cultures that account for emerging textual fields, global producers, technologies of distribution, and trans-medial circulation, this ground-breaking collectionexplores the mainstream and the margins of popular culture.

Choreographing Asian America

Author : Yutian Wong
ISBN : 9780819571083
Genre : Performing Arts
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Poised at the intersection of Asian American studies and dance studies, Choreographing Asian America is the first book-length examination of the role of Orientalist discourse in shaping Asian Americanist entanglements with U.S. modern dance history. Moving beyond the acknowledgement that modern dance has its roots in Orientalist appropriation, Yutian Wong considers the effect that invisible Orientalism has on the reception of work by Asian American choreographers and the conceptualization of Asian American performance as a category. Drawing on ethnographic and choreographic research methods, the author follows the work of Club O’ Noodles—a Vietnamese American performance ensemble—to understand how Asian American artists respond to competing narratives of representation, aesthetics, and social activism that often frame the production of Asian American performance.

Afroasian Encounters

Author : Heike Raphael-Hernandez
ISBN : 9780814776902
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With a Foreword by Vijay Prashad and an Afterword by Gary Okihiro How might we understand yellowface performances by African Americans in 1930s swing adaptations of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Paul Robeson's support of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop by Asian American youth culture? AfroAsian Encounters is the first anthology to look at the mutual influence of and relationships between members of the African and Asian diasporas. While these two groups have often been thought of as occupying incommensurate, if not opposing, cultural and political positions, scholars from history, literature, media, and the visual arts here trace their interconnections and interactions, as well as the tensions between the two groups that sometimes arise. AfroAsian Encounters probes beyond popular culture to trace the historical lineage of these coalitions from the late nineteenth century to the present. A foreword by Vijay Prashad sets the volume in the context of the Bandung conference half a century ago, and an afterword by Gary Okihiro charts the contours of a “Black Pacific.” From the history of Japanese jazz composers to the current popularity of black/Asian “buddy films” like Rush Hour, AfroAsian Encounters is a groundbreaking intervention into studies of race and ethnicity and a crucial look at the shifting meaning of race in the twenty-first century.

Representing Refugees

Author : Mimi Thi Nguyen
ISBN : UCAL:C3491589
Genre : Refugees
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The Beautiful Generation

Author : Thuy Linh N. Tu
ISBN : 9780822349136
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Cultural study that examines Asian-American fashion designers and the rise of "Asian chic" in relation to globalization, labor markets, and identity formation.

Racial Stigma On The Hollywood Screen From World War Ii To The Present

Author : Brian Locke
ISBN : 9780230101678
Genre : Performing Arts
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Racial Stigma on the Hollywood Screen from WWII to the Present charts how the dominant white and black binary of American racial discourse influences Hollywood s representation of the Asian. The Orientalist buddy film draws a scenario in which two buddies, one white and one black, transcend an initial hatred for one another by joining forces against a foreign Asian menace. Alongside an analysis of multiple genres of film, Brian Locke argues that this triangulated rendering of race ameliorates the longstanding historical contradiction between U.S. democratic ideals and white America s persistent domination over blacks.

Asian America Net

Author : Rachel C. Lee
ISBN : 0415965608
Genre : Computers
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Asian America.Net demonstrates how Asian Americans have both defined and been defined by electronic technology. From model minority stereotypes in the software industry to the techno-orientalism of computer games, these associations weigh heavily on contemporary discourses of race, ethnicity, gender and technology. The 13 essays gathered here critically examine the intersections of these discourses in mainstream media including novels and film, in alternative currents such as chat rooms and comic books, and in real life. This contribution to the study of cyberculture illuminates the complex networks of identity, community and history in the digital age.

The Color Of Success

Author : Ellen D. Wu
ISBN : 9781400848874
Genre : History
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The Color of Success tells of the astonishing transformation of Asians in the United States from the "yellow peril" to "model minorities"--peoples distinct from the white majority but lauded as well-assimilated, upwardly mobile, and exemplars of traditional family values--in the middle decades of the twentieth century. As Ellen Wu shows, liberals argued for the acceptance of these immigrant communities into the national fold, charging that the failure of America to live in accordance with its democratic ideals endangered the country's aspirations to world leadership. Weaving together myriad perspectives, Wu provides an unprecedented view of racial reform and the contradictions of national belonging in the civil rights era. She highlights the contests for power and authority within Japanese and Chinese America alongside the designs of those external to these populations, including government officials, social scientists, journalists, and others. And she demonstrates that the invention of the model minority took place in multiple arenas, such as battles over zoot suiters leaving wartime internment camps, the juvenile delinquency panic of the 1950s, Hawaii statehood, and the African American freedom movement. Together, these illuminate the impact of foreign relations on the domestic racial order and how the nation accepted Asians as legitimate citizens while continuing to perceive them as indelible outsiders. By charting the emergence of the model minority stereotype, The Color of Success reveals that this far-reaching, politically charged process continues to have profound implications for how Americans understand race, opportunity, and nationhood.

Charlie Chan Is Dead 2

Author : Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn
ISBN : UOM:39015059179955
Genre : Fiction
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A second ground-breaking anthology of Asian-American fiction features forty-two selections from Jose Garcia Villa, Wakako Yamauchi, Akhil Sharma, Ruth Ozeki, Chang-Rae Lee, Jhumpa Lahiri, Monique Truong, and other new and established authors who represent the full spectrum of the Asian-American experience. Original. 15,000 first printing.

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