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Re-Forming the Immigrant Masses: The Transnational Construction of a Moral Citizenry

Eiichiro Azuma

in Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159400
eISBN:
9780199788545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159400.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the convergence of ideas and practices regarding respective nation-building among the educated elements of Issei men and women, Tokyo's diplomats, and white Californians. It ... More


/ Color, Race, and the Spectacle of Opinion in Beaumont's Marie

Jennifer Greiman

in Democracy's Spectacle: Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230990
eISBN:
9780823241156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230990.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Gustave de Beaumont's novel, Marie, or, Slavery in the United States, opens with the frank admission that “a single idea dominates the work and forms the central point around which all the ... More


The “Negro Problem” and the “Yellow Peril”: Early Twentieth-Century America’s Views on Blacks and Asians

Julia H. Lee

in Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752555
eISBN:
9780814752579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752555.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the various representations of the Afro-Asian relationship as well as the shifting signification of that relationship in textual and visual productions that were meant to be ... More


“A Day too Late”: Age, Immigration Quotas, and Racial Exclusion

Yuki Oda

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In this chapter, Yuki Oda examines the way that age determined whether or not immigrants could be admitted to the United States under immigration quotas and racial exclusion laws. After 1921, age ... More


Monastic and Domestic Settings

Joseph Cheah

in Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199756285
eISBN:
9780199918874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756285.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter exemplifies how religious and social practices in Burmese Buddhist monastic and domestic arenas function as sites for resisting assimilation. It addresses the ways in which Burmese ... More


South Asian Americans and Immigration Regimes: Exclusion, Ghadar Rebellion, and Silicon Valley

Sangay K. Mishra

in Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816681150
eISBN:
9781452954271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681150.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 1 traces the social and political evolution of South Asians in the United States and underlines their history of racial exclusion, political activism, and transnationalism. The chapter traces ... More


A Peculiar Democracy: Race, Class, and Corporate Power in the United States

Richard Harvey Brown

in Culture, Capitalism, and Democracy in the New America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100259
eISBN:
9780300127874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100259.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

The United States appears to be different from other capitalist democracies in several respects, from the preindustrial modernization of its political culture to ethnic diversity, assimilation, ... More


Constructing Affirmative Action: The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity

David Hamilton Golland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129976
eISBN:
9780813135472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129976.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Between 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson defined affirmative action as a legitimate federal goal, and 1972, when President Richard M. Nixon named one of affirmative action's chief antagonists ... More


How a Critical Biopolitical Studies Lens Alters the Questions We Ask vis-à-vis Race

Rachel C. Lee

in The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817719
eISBN:
9781479813742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817719.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers how a critical biopolitical studies approach shifts the critical aims and insights afforded by Asian American cultural production. Using the examples of Ruth Ozeki's My Year of ... More


Nation, Narration, and the Afro-Asian Encounter in W. E. B. Du Bois’s Dark Princess and Younghill Kang’s East Goes West

Julia H. Lee

in Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752555
eISBN:
9780814752579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752555.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the question of what Afro-Asian political alliances and personal relationships might look like, and in what kinds of spaces they might exist and flourish. Both Dark Princess ... More


The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Houston Baker and K. Merinda Simmons (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

An America in which the color of one’s skin no longer matters would be unprecedented. With the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, that future suddenly seemed possible. Obama’s rise reflects ... More


Discretionary Admissions

Sarah Song

in Immigration and Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190909222
eISBN:
9780190909253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909222.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 9 explores discretionary admissions, cases in which the decision to admit prospective migrants is not morally required because their basic interests are not threatened. In such cases, what ... More


What Is an American Muslim?: Embracing Faith and Citizenship

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199895694
eISBN:
9780199350742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895694.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This volume is about the need for American Muslims to move “beyond minority politics” in their quest for religious self-determination. This volume aims to contribute to advancing self-transformation ... More


A Democracy of Differences: Knowledge and the Unknowable in Du Bois’s Theory of Democratic Governance

Robert W. Williams

in A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174907
eISBN:
9780813174914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this essay, Robert W. Williams discusses Du Bois’s ideals of democracy and the impact they had on traditional US democratic theory. He juxtaposes Du Bois’s conceptions of difference with those of ... More


Debunking Blackness

Jeffrey B. Ferguson

in The Sage of Sugar Hill: George S. Schuyler and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109016
eISBN:
9780300133462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109016.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the art of debunking practiced by George Schuyler. Schuyler hoped that iconoclastic, intelligently critical humor would help to open the minds of his readers to a thoroughly ... More


Afterword

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/9780814742976.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter examines how black and Vietnamese American displacement was figured after Hurricane Katrina. Within four months of the storm, more than three hundred newspaper articles ... More


The Trials of George Doyle: Race and Policing in Jim Crow New Orleans

K. Stephen Prince

in Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042409
eISBN:
9780252051241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042409.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the racial exclusion of African Americans from the New Orleans police force, which had been integrated until the 1910s. It draws attention to the experience of George Doyle, a ... More


Placing Barrios in Housing Policy

Kee Warner

in Latino Urbanism: The Politics of Planning, Policy and Redevelopment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784044
eISBN:
9780814724705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784044.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the magnitude of the housing crisis in Latina/o communities and traces the history of the policies that have created it. Before the civil rights era, federal housing policies ... More


Social Claims in the Shadow of the Fallen

Dónal Hassett

in Mobilizing Memory: The Great War and the Language of Politics in Colonial Algeria, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198831686
eISBN:
9780191869549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831686.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the left’s attempts to mobilize the wartime ‘moral economy of sacrifice’ in support of its vision of a just post-war order in the colony. Focusing on the immediate post-war ... More


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