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Disciplinarity and the Political Identity of Asian American Studies

Mark Chiang

in The Cultural Capital of Asian American Studies: Autonomy and Representation in the University

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717004
eISBN:
9780814790014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717004.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the debates over the impact of postmodern and poststructuralist theory in Asian American studies in a special issue of the journal Amerasia, entitled Thinking Theory in Asian ... More


Reorienting Asian American Studies in Asia and the Pacific

Rika Nakamura

in Trans-Pacific Japanese American Studies: Conversations on Race and Racializations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824847586
eISBN:
9780824873066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847586.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the possibilities of an Asian American studies which is more transpacific and inter-Asia oriented, with a specific focus on Japan and East Asia. Inviting U.S.- and Canada-based ... More


Internationalism at Work: Bridge and Asian American Studies in Asia

Chih-Ming Wang

in Transpacific Articulations: Student Migration and the Remaking of Asian America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836429
eISBN:
9780824871055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836429.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at the case of Bridge magazine (1971–1985) and the emergence of Asian American literary studies in Asia since the late 1980s. While a review of Bridge can reveal the process of ... 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


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


Introduction: Transpacific Studies: Critical Perspectives on an Emerging Field

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Janet Hoskins

in Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839949
eISBN:
9780824868574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839949.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

We think of Transpacific Studies as a new research paradigm, a dynamic model that goes beyond conventional American, Asian and Asian American studies models. In examining the phenomenon of ... More


Asian American Studies and Palestine: The Accidental and Reluctant Pioneer

Rajini Srikanth

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/9780823278602.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The AAAS was the first academic association to declare its support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement protesting the wide-ranging violation of Palestinian rights by the Israeli ... More


Contradictions in the Emergence of Ethnic Studies

Mark Chiang

in The Cultural Capital of Asian American Studies: Autonomy and Representation in the University

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717004
eISBN:
9780814790014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717004.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the development of Asian American studies at San Francisco State College in relation to community control and academic autonomy. Emerging from the Third world Strike, the most ... More


Introduction: Black Inclusion / Chinese Exclusion: Toward a Cultural History of Comparative Racialization

Edlie L. Wong

in Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The dialectical configuration of black inclusion/Chinese exclusion remains one of the most lasting racial formations from Reconstruction America. Black citizenship and suffrage neither mitigated ... More


Crisis, Conundrum, and Critique

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/9780823278602.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The introduction provides a historical context for the project (which spans mid-century student activist movements and more recent debates involving Asian American activism and racial formation). The ... More


Has Asian American Studies Failed?

Timothy Yu

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/9780823278602.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Focused on the ways in which Asian American studies has and has not been accessed in mainstream and contemporary debates concerning race, ethnicity, and nation, Yu contemplates the possibilities and ... More


Introduction: Institutionalization and the Crisis of Representation

Mark Chiang

in The Cultural Capital of Asian American Studies: Autonomy and Representation in the University

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717004
eISBN:
9780814790014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717004.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the development of Asian American studies, highlighting particularly the conflict that erupted within the Association for Asian American Studies ... More


From Cultural Politics to Cultural Capital

Mark Chiang

in The Cultural Capital of Asian American Studies: Autonomy and Representation in the University

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717004
eISBN:
9780814790014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717004.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter contrasts articulations of difference in Asian American cultural studies with Pierre Bourdieu's model of relational analysis between field and capital. Although both of these concepts ... More


Teaching Asian American Studies in Japan: Challenges and Possibilities

Masumi Izumi

in Trans-Pacific Japanese American Studies: Conversations on Race and Racializations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824847586
eISBN:
9780824873066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847586.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter juxtaposes Asian American scholarship in Japan and the United States, and explores ways in which the field can be pedagogically useful for deconstructing hegemonic social discourses on ... More


Asians Are the New … ​What?

Kandice Chuh

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/9780823278602.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 13 opens with recent debates involving Asian Americans, university admissions, and affirmative action. Noting the “constitutive ambivalence that has characterized the production of Asian as a ... More


Transformative Disjunctures in the Academy: Asian American Studies as Praxis

Linda Trinh Võ

in Transforming the Ivory Tower: Challenging Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia in the Academy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835262
eISBN:
9780824870645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835262.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the development of the field of Asian American Studies, focusing on efforts to institutionalize and professionalize the discipline, along with the multiple requirements and ... 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


Un-homing Asian American Studies: Refusals and the Politics of Commitment

Anita Mannur

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/9780823278602.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Conversant with the previous chapter’s emphasis on the corporate, neoliberal university, Chapter 5 meditates on the ways in which Asian American studies is often diluted at the curricular and ... 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


The Ironic Temporalities of Cultural Nationalism

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/9780804778701.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Asian American Studies as a discipline continues to be informed by the political objectives of cultural nationalism, yet critics have repeatedly exposed the nativism, misogyny, and homophobia ... More


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