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“That May Be Japanese Law, but Not in My Country”: Madame Butterfly and the Problem of Law

Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson

in A Race So Different: Performance and Law in Asian America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738399
eISBN:
9780814745250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738399.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Madama Butterfly—a tragic story of a Japanese bride in nineteenth-century Japan who is married to and ultimately abandoned by her US American husband, ending in the young ... More


Asian Americans in the Age of Neoliberalism: Human Capital and Bad Choices in a.k.a. Don Bonus (1995) and Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)

Helen Heran Jun

in Race for Citizenship: Black Orientalism and Asian Uplift from Pre-Emancipation to Neoliberal America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742976
eISBN:
9780814743324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742976.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter engages discourses of Asian American racial difference in the post-civil rights period, by examining its relationship to the rise of neoliberalism as a hegemonic ideology since the ... More


Poe’s Taste for the Arabesque

Jacob Rama Berman

in American Arabesque: Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789506
eISBN:
9780814789513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789506.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the translation of the image of the Arab into a “unique” expression of American romanticism, particularly in Edgar Allan Poe's oeuvre. In Poe, the figure of the Arab facilitates ... More


African American Catholics in the South and Desegregation, 1945–1970

Mark Newman

in Desegregating Dixie: The Catholic Church in the South and Desegregation, 1945-1992

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818867
eISBN:
9781496818904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818867.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Recollections from former students often present a positive appreciation of black Catholic schools primarily for their educational quality but also, in many cases, for their emphasis on self-worth ... More


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