The Routledge Companion to Asian American Media offers readers a comprehensive examination of the way that Asian Americans have engaged with media, from the long history of Asian American actors and stories that have been featured in mainstream film and television, to the birth and development of a distinctly Asian American cinema, to the ever-shifting frontiers of Asian American digital media. Contributor essays focus on new approaches to the study of Asian American media including explorations of transnational and diasporic media, studies of intersectional identities encompassed by queer or mixed race Asian Americans, and examinations of new media practices that challenge notions of representation, participation, and community. Expertly organized to represent work across disciplines, this companion is an essential reference for the study of Asian American media and cultural studies.
Table of Contents
- Lori Kido Lopez and Vincent N. Pham, "Introduction: Why Asian American Media Matters"
- Ming-Yuen S. Ma, "Claiming A Voice: Speech, Voice, and Subjectivity in Early Asian American Independent Media"
- Grace Wang, "Diasporic Soundscapes of Belonging: Mediating Chineseness with Shanghai Restoration Project"
- Jun Okada, "Collectivity and Loneliness in Laurel Nakadate’s Post-Racial Identity Aesthetics"
- Vincent N. Pham, "Asian American Media Public Vernaculars: Debating the State of Asian American Media"
- Brian Hu, "The Coin of the Realm: Valuing the Asian American Feature-Length Film"
- Vanessa Au, "Using the Tools of the YouTube Generation: How to Serve Communities through Asian American Film Festivals"
- Elaine H. Kim, "Overcoming Barriers to Representation: Lessons from Asian American Women Directors"
- Valerie Soe, "’Perpetual Foreigners’ in America: Transnationalism and Transformations of Asian American Cultural Identities in Three Documentary Films"
- Eve Oishi, "Queer Experimental Asian American Film"
- Kimberly D. McKee, "Rewriting History: Adoptee Documentaries as a Site of Truth-telling"
- Leilani Nishime, "Stunning: Digital Portraits of Mixed Race Families from Slate to Tumblr"
- Myra Washington, "Black/Asian Hybridities: Multiracial Asian/Americans on The Voice"
- Lori Kido Lopez, "Asian Ame
I. Theorizing Representation: Visions and Voices of Asian America
II. Asian American Media Production: Perspectives from Scholar-Practitioners
III. Hybrid Asian Americans: Media at the Margins
IV. Asian American New Media: Digital Artifacts, Networks and Lives
Lori Kido Lopez is an Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the Communication Arts Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is also affiliate faculty in the Asian American Studies Program and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. She is the author of Asian American Media Activism: Fighting for Cultural Citizenship (NYU Press, 2016).
Vincent N. Pham is an Assistant Professor of Civic Communication and Media at Willamette University, where he is also affiliate faculty in the American Ethnic Studies program. He is the co-author of Asian Americans and the Media with Kent A. Ono (Polity, 2009).