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My Border Stories: Life Narratives, Interdisciplinarity, and Post-Nationalism in Ethnic Studies

Barbara Brinson Curiel

in Post-Nationalist American Studies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224384
eISBN:
9780520925267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224384.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter gives a personal life narrative, where the author of this book reveals that she comes from a family of border-jumpers. The chapter is also concerned with Ethnic Studies and ... More


Creating the Multicultural Nation: Adventures in Post-Nationalist American Studies in the 1990s

George J. Sánchez

in Post-Nationalist American Studies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224384
eISBN:
9780520925267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224384.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides a critical examination of the relationship between the newly restored field of American Studies and the various fields of Ethnic Studies. It investigates a particular ... More


Flashpoints for Asian American Studies

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278602
eISBN:
9780823280629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278602.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Born out of mid-century social movements, Civil Rights Era formations, and anti-war protests, Asian American studies is now an established field of transnational inquiry, diasporic engagement, and ... More


Power and the Ivory Tower: Academics as Intellectual Guerillas

Rychetta Watkins

in Black Power, Yellow Power, and the Making of Revolutionary Identities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031618
eISBN:
9781621031451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031618.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers how some academics took up the guerilla subjectivity, positioning Ethnic Studies as a critique of the mid-twentieth-century canon and positioning themselves as what Abdul ... More


The Racial Studies Project: Asian American Studies and the Black Lives Matter Campus

Nitasha Sharma

in Flashpoints for Asian American Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278602
eISBN:
9780823280629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278602.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Situated adjacent to present-day student protests calling for more diversity with regard to program, department, and faculty hiring, Sharma recounts the contested formation of Asian American studies ... More


Planned Obsolescence, Strategic Resistance: Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies, and the Neoliberal University

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

in Flashpoints for Asian American Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278602
eISBN:
9780823280629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278602.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter takes as a starting point the ways in which Ethnic Studies, as university/institutional initiative, was rendered precarious from the outset via joint appointments, soft funding lines, ... More


“It Was about Taking Care of the Collective”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the Third World strike at UC Berkeley that developed the new academic field of Ethnic Studies and sought to restructure education. In these struggles, activists like Aoki were ... More


No Muslims Involved: Letter to Ethnic Studies Comrades

Junaid Rana

in Flashpoints for Asian American Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278602
eISBN:
9780823280629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278602.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter considers the ways in which Muslim Americans and subjectivity have been—from the outset—integral to Ethnic Studies as a distinct political, racial, and identarian project.


Five Decades Later: Reflections of a Yellow Power Advocate Turned Poet

Amy Uyematsu

in Flashpoints for Asian American Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278602
eISBN:
9780823280629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278602.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Uyematsu considers the past/present/future applications of the Asian American movement and activism via a reflection on her foundational essay, “The Emergence of Yellow Power.”


Introduction

Eithne Luibhéid

in Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680993
eISBN:
9781452946634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680993.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Introduction explains the book’s major arguments, the materials and methodologies that are used, and key historical and contextual information.


Tasting Place, Sensing Race

Camille Bégin

in Taste of the Nation: The New Deal Search for America's Food

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040252
eISBN:
9780252098512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040252.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores food writing throughout the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) archive—American Guide Series, Folklore Project, Social-Ethnic Studies, Negro Studies Project, Feeding the City. This ... More


Conclusion

Eithne Luibhéid

in Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680993
eISBN:
9781452946634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680993.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Conclusion brings the book’s arguments together by reviewing how pregnancy became the basis for claiming that certain migrants were “illegal,” and then implementing laws and policies that ... More


Coming of Age through (Black) Dance in the San Francisco Bay Area

Halifu Osumare

in Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056616
eISBN:
9780813053530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056616.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter tells the author’s beginnings in dance in high school and her developing dance training as an undergraduate at San Francisco State University. She also probes the unique qualities of the ... More


Professionalizing “Local Girls”: Nursing and U.S. Colonial Rule in Hawai‘i, 1920–1948

Jean J. Kim

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Jean Kim This chapter examines the multiple colonial roots of “local girls,” or indigenous Hawaiian, Asian, and mixed-race women working in Hawai’i as nurses in the early twentieth century and how ... More


Baby Gives Birth to Parents: Direct Provision and Subject Formation

Eithne Luibhéid

in Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680993
eISBN:
9781452946634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680993.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Three analyzes how the social welfare system attempts to transform asylum-seeking migrants into dependent, demoralized, and impoverished subjects. That transformation facilitates the state’s ... More


Complicating Colonial Narratives: Medical Encounters around the Salish Sea, 1853–1878

Jennifer Seltz

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Jennifer Seltz This essay examines conflicts over the meaning of Native people’s health and illness in mid-nineteenth-century western Washington Territory. Arguments about who bore responsibility for ... More


Borders, Laborers, and Racialized Medicalization: Mexican Immigration and U.S. Public Health Practices in the Twentieth Century

Natalia Molina

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Natalia Molina This chapter provides insight into how public health and immigration policies intersected and informed one another when it came to Mexican immigration through an examination of key ... More


“A Transformation for Migrants”: Mexican Farmworkers and Federal Health Reform during the New Deal Era

Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Veronica Martinez-Matsuda This chapter documents how the U.S. Farm Security Administration aimed to improve Mexican farmworkers’ dire health status through direct medical treatment and social and ... More


Making Crack Babies: Race Discourse and the Biologization of Behavior

Jason E. Glenn

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Jason E. Glenn This essay explores the role that crack baby narratives played in redefining race in America. It helped policymakers come to a consensus as to how newly-coded racial discourses of ... More


Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Laurie B. Green, John Mckiernan-González, and Martin Summers (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This collection of essays explores the complex interplay between disease as biological phenomenon, illness as a subjective experience, race as an ideological construct, and racism as a material ... More


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