Asian Pacific American Politics: Celebrating the Scholarly Legacy of Don T. Nakanishi, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Asian Pacific American Politics

Celebrating the Scholarly Legacy of Don T. Nakanishi, 1st Edition

Edited by Andrew Aoki, Pei-te Lien

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350 pages

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Asian Pacific American Politics presents some of the most recent research on Asian American politics, including both quantitative and qualitative examinations of the role of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in some of today’s major political controversies.

In the highly polarized politics of the United States in the early 21st century, non-Black racial minorities such as Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans will increasingly find themselves swept into the epicenter of many of the divisive controversies. This timely volume presents the latest scholarly research on some of these issues, examining questions such as Asian American support for #Black Lives Matter, responses to racially-charged attacks, and the differences in the political socialization, politicization, and community-based activism within and across sectors of the Asian American population. In addition to examining political identity, voting participation, political mobilization, transnational politics, and partisan formation, the volume also investigates important, but little discussed, issues, such as the Native Hawaiian sovereignty movement, political incorporation of Filipino Americans, and the struggle to establish "comfort women" memorials in the United States. Contributors also examine, through dialogues, how Asian Americans fit into the larger world of American racial politics, the extent to which they are likely to build coalitions with other communities of color, and the boundaries and contours of Asian American political theory.

Exploring and Expanding the Political World Pioneered by Don T. Nakanishi, Asian Pacific American Politics will be of great interest to scholars of race and ethnicity in American politics, immigration and minority incorporation, ethnic identity politics, and political participation and democratic inclusion of Asians. The chapters were originally published in Politics, Groups, and Identities.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Exploring and expanding the political world pioneered by Don T. Nakanishi

Andrew Aoki and Pei-te Lien

Research Articles

1. Race-ing solidarity: Asian Americans and support for Black Lives Matter

Julie Lee Merseth

2. From emotion to action among Asian Americans: assessing the roles of threat and identity in the age of Trump

Davin L. Phoenix and Maneesh Arora

3. Superficial Equality: Gender and immigration in Asian American political participation

Christian Dyogi Phillips and Taeku Lee

4. The social roots of Asian American partisan attitudes

Tanika Raychaudhuri

5. Coalition building and mobilization: case studies of the comfort women memorials in the United States

Mary M. McCarthy and Linda C. Hasunuma

6. Does Christopher Chen Vote More Than Shu-Wei Chen? The Cost of Ethnic Retention among Asian America Voters

Min Hee Go

7. Party Identification and the Immigrant Cohort Hypothesis: The Case of Vietnamese Americans

Loan Kieu Le and Phi Hong Su

8. The Role of Co-Ethnic Political Mobilization in Electoral Incorporation: Evidence from Orange County, California

Carole Jean Uhlaner and Danvy Le

9. When Does Race Matter? Exploring White Responses to Minority Congressional Candidates

Neil Visalvanich

10. The Effect of Party Mobilization, Group Identity, and Racial Context on Asian Americans’ Turnout

Dukhong Kim

Dialogue Essays: Doing, Learning, and Thinking about Asian Pacific American Politics

11. Filipino American political participation

Erwin S. de Leon and Gem P. Daus

12. "Now we know": resurgences of Hawaiian independence

Noelani Goodyear-Ka’opua

13. Intersectional perspectives on Asian Pacific American activism and movement building

Nicole Filler

14. Are ballot box issues enough? Nakanishi’s indication and the case for Asian Pacific American transnational Politics in an age of domestic disruption

Christian Collet

15. How far have we come? Asian Pacific Americans in introductory American government textbooks in three different time periods

Okiyoshi Takeda

Dialogue within Dialogue

16. Contours of Asian American political theory: introductions and polemics

Fred Lee

17. Commentary on Fred Lee’s "Contours of Asian American Political Theory: Introductions and Polemics"

Charles T. Lee

18. Reflections on Fred Lee’s "Contours of Asian American Political Theory: Introductions and Polemics"

Edmund Fong

19. When Race No Longer Predicts Minority Status and Identity

Pei-te Lien

20. Asian Americans and the Rainbow: The Prospects and Limits of Coalitional Politics

Karthick Ramakrishnan

Review Essay

21. Asian Americans and politics: communities and research transformed

Paul Y. Watanabe

About the Editors

Andrew Aoki is professor of political science and senior fellow of Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning at Augsburg University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Pei-te Lien is professor of political science affiliated with Asian American Studies, Feminist Studies, and Black Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General