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Transpacific Articulations: Student Migration and the Remaking of Asian America

Chih-Ming Wang

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836429
eISBN:
9780824871055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836429.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In 1854 Yung Wing, who graduated with a bachelor's degree from Yale University, returned to a poverty-stricken China, where domestic revolt and foreign invasion were shaking the Chinese empire. ... More


Reel to Real: Desi Teens' Linguistic Engagements with Bollywood

Shalini Shankar

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter identifies “Bollywood” films—feature‐length movies produced in Bombay (Mumbai), India—as a source of linguistic and cultural production in the South Asian diaspora. South Asian Americans ... More


Racial Ambiguity: Hoopin’ in Other Ethnic Leagues

Stanley I. Thangaraj

in Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814770351
eISBN:
9780814762974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770351.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

South Asian American identity is not formed against the dominant white normative masculinity alone. This chapter looks at how the racialization of South Asian Americans as “nerds” also leads to a ... More


Introduction The Post-Identity Condition

in The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores Asian American culture and politics by focusing on the notion of identity. It considers how the critique of identity politics has reconfigured the parameters of Asian American ... More


“Who Is Desi?”: Understanding Organized Brown Out Basketball

Stanley I. Thangaraj

in Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814770351
eISBN:
9780814762974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770351.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Where chapter 1 showed multi-ethnic spaces where ethnic and religious difference were not critical to team formation, chapter 2 looks at Indo-Pak Basketball tournaments, especially in Chicago, that ... More


Finding Home in Gaysian America: Constructing Gay Asian Male Identities

C. Winter Han

in Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the ways in which gay Asian American men construct social identities within the larger confines of race and sexuality, paying attention to how they construct these identities ... More


Introduction

Stanley I. Thangaraj

in Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814770351
eISBN:
9780814762974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770351.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The introduction discusses the ways in which racialization is a gendered experience in theoretical terms. An examination of basketball cultures in South Asian America showcases the ways in which ... More


Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity

Stanley I. Thangaraj

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814770351
eISBN:
9780814762974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770351.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

South Asian American men are not usually depicted as ideal American men. They struggle against popular representations as either threatening terrorists or geeky, effeminate computer geniuses. To ... More


Homework Becomes You: The Model Minority and Its Doubles

Ju Yon Kim

in The Racial Mundane: Asian American Performance and the Embodied Everyday

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479897896
eISBN:
9781479837519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897896.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the contradictory desires incited by the model minority stereotype by reading Justin Lin's 2002 film Better Luck Tomorrow alongside Lauren Yee's 2008 play Ching Chong Chinaman. ... More


Everyday Play: The Formation of Desi Pickup Basketball

Stanley I. Thangaraj

in Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814770351
eISBN:
9780814762974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770351.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the social context and cartography of Atlanta through South Asian American pick-up basketball spaces. By situating the mosques in the racial landscape of the bible-belt, ... More


Conclusion: Who Gets to Be Gay, Who Gets to Be Asian?

C. Winter Han

in Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This concluding chapter discusses how gay Asian American men are more interested in carving a social space that allows them to address both their gay and Asian American identities simultaneously ... More


Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

A. Robert Lee (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Karen Tei Yamashita’s novels, essays, and performance scripts have garnered considerable praise from scholars and reviewers, and are taught not only in the United States but in at least half a dozen ... More


Telling Times in (Asian) America: Extraordinary Poetics, Everyday Politics, and Endless Paradoxes

Tat-siong Benny Liew

in What Is Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics? Reading the New Testament

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831622
eISBN:
9780824869168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831622.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter aims to investigate how the interjections and interruptions from ancient apocalyptic traditions interact with the present of an “intrusive” and alien-ated (Asian) America, focusing ... More


Shift of Scene: <i>Re-viewing</i> Anime Wong

A. Robert Lee

in Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay gives account of Yamashita’s selected performance scripts gathered in Anime Wong and their bearing upon Asian American life. It gives due recognition to the role of fantasy, dada-ism, ... More


Sound and the Subject in The Woman Warrior and Tripmaster Monkey

in The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In her 1976 book The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Childhood among Ghosts, Maxine Hong Kingston appears to assert the incoherence of Chinese American identity. Kingston occupies a place in the history ... More


The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in an Age of U.S. Power

Vivek Bald, Miabi Chatterji, Sujani Reddy, and Manu Vimalassery (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814786437
eISBN:
9780814786451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814786437.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book collects the work of a generation of scholars who are enacting a shift in the orientation of the field of South Asian American studies. By focusing upon the lives, work, and activism of ... More


Que(e)rying the American Dream in Films of the Early Twenty-First Century

Eleanor Ty

in Asianfail: Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040887
eISBN:
9780252099380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040887.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter looks at a selection of post-2000 Asian American films that feature Asian American protagonists who are 1.5 or second-generation immigrants. The Debut (dir. Gene Cajayon), Red Doors ... More


The Impact of Religious Pluralism on American Women

R. Marie Griffith

in Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931903
eISBN:
9780199345779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931903.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The literature investigating the impact of religious pluralism on American women is scanty, and any projected conclusions are at this point partial and preliminary. The evidence does show that ... More


On the Counterculture

Arthur Versluis

in American Gurus: From Transcendentalism to New Age Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199368136
eISBN:
9780190201951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368136.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Discusses 1960s religion, hippie religion, Asian religions in America; discusses the history of the counterculture and its religious significances.


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