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Introduction: A Crisis of Representation

Viet Thanh Nguyen

in Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195146998
eISBN:
9780199787890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146998.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter argues that the way critics have tended to read Asian American literature, as cultural works that demonstrate resistance or accommodation to the racist, sexist, and capitalist ... More


Conclusion: Model Minorities and Bad Subjects

Viet Thanh Nguyen

in Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195146998
eISBN:
9780199787890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146998.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter argues that contemporary Asian American intellectuals, who prefer to see themselves and the objects of their inquiry as bad subjects, are haunted by the specter of the model minority. ... More


The Asian American Writing Movement and Blackness: Race and Gender Politics in Asian American Anthologies

Chong Chon-Smith

in East Meets Black: Asian and Black Masculinities in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462050
eISBN:
9781626745292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462050.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian-American Writers and Yardbird Reader 3 and shows how the editors utilize the rhetoric of Black radicalism as a means to conceptualize the racial ... More


Styles and Stereotypes: Laotian American Girls' Linguistic Negotiation of Identity

Mary Bucholtz

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/9780195327359.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter considers the different ways in which Southeast Asian American youth may use local varieties of English to negotiate ideologies of race and Asianness in the production of identity. Based ... More


Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195146998
eISBN:
9780199787890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This book argues that Asian American intellectuals have idealized Asian America, ignoring its saturation with capitalist practices. The idealization of Asian America means that Asian American ... More


Introduction

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332735
eISBN:
9780199868148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332735.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction reads figures of transpacific alliance in the Orientalist verse of Walt Whitman and Ernest Fenollosa. Their grand visions of a union between East and West installed a poetics of ... More


Introduction: On Yellow English and Other Perilous Terms

Adrienne Lo and Angela Reyes

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/9780195327359.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Asian Pacific Americans are one of the fastest growing groups in the U.S, yet their linguistic practices remain relatively understudied. In this review, we examine how Asian Pacific Americans have ... More


Asian American Stereotypes as Circulating Resource

Angela Reyes

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/9780195327359.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the ways in which stereotypes of Asian Americans emerge as resources for Asian Americans. Drawing on theories and methods in linguistic anthropology, this chapter reveals how ... More


Korean American Evangelicals: New Models for Civic Life

Elaine Howard Ecklund

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305494
eISBN:
9780199785155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305494.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In an age of what many call a declining civil society, it is crucial to ask how changes in the racial, ethnic, and religious composition of the United States will influence how we live together as ... More


The Interethnic Paradigm and the Case of Asian American Fiction

Caroline Rody

in The Interethnic Imaginiation: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377361
eISBN:
9780199869558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377361.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Several decades after the post‐1965 immigration boom, U.S. fiction now reports that the compelling event of our globalizing, diasporic era is the imaginative encounter with “others.” Part I develops ... More


Afro-Asian Rhythms and Rhymes: The Hip-Hop and Spoken Word Lyricists of I Was Born with Two Tongues and the Mountain Brothers

Chong Chon-Smith

in East Meets Black: Asian and Black Masculinities in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462050
eISBN:
9781626745292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462050.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter addresses the conductive intersection of live performance by Asian American men in hip-hop music and spoken word and links the possibilities of Asian-Black cultural fusions and internet ... More


Distinguishing Between Difference and Domination: Reflections on the Relation Between Pluralism and Equality

Joseph H. Carens

in Culture, Citizenship, and Community: A Contextual Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297680
eISBN:
9780191598937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297688.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Focuses on the relationship between cultural difference and equal opportunity. Because cultural heritages can affect the motivation and the capacity to take advantage of conventionally valued ... More


On The Origins of Asian American Literature: The Eaton Sisters and the Hybrid Body

Viet Thanh Nguyen

in Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195146998
eISBN:
9780199787890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146998.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter re-examines the cultural and political legacies of Edith Eaton who wrote under the pen name Sui Sin Far, and her more commercially successful sister Winnifred Eaton who wrote under the ... More


Older Asian Americans

Jong Won Min and Ailee Moon

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0021
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter presents central cultural and social issues important to social work practice with Asian American elders, and suggests a set of practice guidelines intended to enhance cross-cultural ... More


Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Politics

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332735
eISBN:
9780199868148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332735.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

This book traces an American literary history of transpacific alliances which spans the 20th century. Increasing material and economic ties between the U.S. and East Asia at the end of the 19th ... More


Foreign Accents: Chinese American Verse from Exclusion to Postethnicity

Steven G. Yao

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199730339
eISBN:
9780199866540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730339.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book undertakes linguistically informed analyses to examine the various transpacific signifying strategies by which different poets of Chinese descent in the United States have ... More


The Interethnic Imaginiation: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction

Caroline Rody

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377361
eISBN:
9780199869558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377361.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book argues that in the unprecedented globalizing, multi‐diasporic dynamics of our moment, what we have long thought of as “ethnic literature” is becoming “interethnic literature.” While ethnic ... More


East Meets Black: Asian and Black Masculinities in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Chong Chon-Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462050
eISBN:
9781626745292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462050.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book provides an understanding of the inspiring, contradictory, hostile, resonant, and unarticulated ways in which Asian American and African American cultural formation occurs. Through the ... More


Imperatives of Asian American Citizenship

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter describes the racial order in twentieth-century America—its evolution, consequences, and significance. Japanese and Chinese Americans, the largest ethnic Asian populations, ... More


Significant Lives: Asia and Asian Americans in the U.S. West

Gail M. Nomura

in A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195100471
eISBN:
9780199854059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100471.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter questions the meaning of the term “significant”, weighs the criteria used in establishing the “significance” of any group's role in history, and suggests ways one might better envision a ... More


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