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Plague and Fire: Battling Black Death and the 1900 Burning of Honolulu's Chinatown

James C. Mohr

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162318
eISBN:
9780199788910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162318.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The bubonic plague reached Hawaii for the first time in 1899, just as the archipelago was being annexed by the US. To deal with the epidemic, governmental authorities granted absolute emergency ... More


4. Ethnic America Undercover: The Intellectual and Minority Discourse

Crystal Parikh

in An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230426
eISBN:
9780823235070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230426.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers narratives that actualize the metaphor of minority subjects as intelligence agents—racialized spies who are indeed “traitors” of their “own people.” It begins with a stalemated ... More


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


Epistemology, Ethics, and the Time/Space of Decolonization: Perspectives from the Caribbean and the Latina/o Americas

Nelson Maldonado-Torres

in Decolonizing Epistemologies: Latina/o Theology and Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241354
eISBN:
9780823241392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241354.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In an explication of what he calls “postcontinental philosophy,” Nelson Maldonado-Torres's essay connects Frantz Fanon's view of subjectivity and his Caribbean migrant imaginary with that of Gloria ... 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


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


Academic Identity Politics

Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick

in Cornell: A History, 1940-2015

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801444258
eISBN:
9780801471896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444258.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter examines how the issue of ethnic studies at Cornell University evolved into a component of what came to be known as “multiculturalism” or “identity politics.” It considers how Cornell ... 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


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


Latina/o Studies and Ethnic Studies in the Midwest

Amelia María De La Luz Montes

in The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041211
eISBN:
9780252099809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter describes several challenges faced by Latina/o Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, including shrinking humanities requirements and adequate office space. ... More


Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literature

Wail S. Hassan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199792061
eISBN:
9780199919239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792061.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Arab immigrants began to arrive in the United States in the late-nineteenth century and in Britain after World War Two. Those immigrants have produced a vast literature that remains relatively ... More


Habeas Ficta: Afro-Fabulation and the Fictions of Ethnicity

Tavia Nyong'o

in Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479856275
eISBN:
9781479806386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479856275.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter engages recent developments in black feminist theory, in particular those that emphasize the pornotroping of the flesh, in order to outline a new theory of fictive ethnicity. Noting how ... More


Epilogue: Kalfou Danje: Situating Haitian Studies and My Own Journey within It

Claudine Michel

in The Haiti Exception: Anthropology and the Predicaments of Narrative

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382998
eISBN:
9781781383971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382998.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Epilogue invites readers to be informed actors and to consider standing with Haiti and Haitians at the crossroads — what the text calls the kalfou — with the heightened sense of urgency evoked by ... More


Passionate Attachments to Area Studies and Asian American Studies: Subjectivity and Diaspora in the Transpacific

J. Francisco Benitez and Laurie J. Sears

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/9780824839949.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Benitez and Sears explore racial subjectivity through a methodology of “critical melancholia,” examining the intersection of various forms of social inequality and how these forms have been ... More


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

Mark Chiang

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717004
eISBN:
9780814790014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717004.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Originating in the 1968 student-led strike at San Francisco State University, Asian American Studies was founded as a result of student and community protests that sought to make education more ... More


Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging

Carol Fadda-Conrey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479826926
eISBN:
9781479819027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479826926.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The last couple of decades have witnessed a flourishing of Arab-American literature across multiple genres. Yet, increased interest in this literature is ironically paralleled by a prevalent bias ... More


Introduction

Chris Gilligan

in Northern Ireland and the Crisis of Anti-Racism: Rethinking Racism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719086526
eISBN:
9781526128621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086526.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter introduces the main themes of the book. It notes that, since the 1980s, there has been a crisis of anti-racist theory and practice. It also notes that sectarianism in Northern Ireland ... 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.


Conclusion: Toward a Minor-Native Epistemology in Transcolonial Borderzones

Eng-Beng Lim

in Brown Boys and Rice Queens: Spellbinding Performance in the Asias

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760895
eISBN:
9780814760567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760895.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This concluding chapter demonstrates an exemplary case of transcolonial performance by reconstructing Woon Ping's Details Cannot Body Wants, a Peranakan (Straits Chinese) Asian/American solo woman ... More


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