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The Routledge Handbook of Asian American Studies

Edited By

Cindy I-Fen Cheng

ISBN 9780415738255
Published December 29, 2016 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Asian American Studies brings together leading scholars and scholarship to capture the state of the field of Asian American Studies, as a generation of researchers have expanded the field with new paradigms and methodological tools.

Inviting readers to consider new understandings of the historical work done in the past decades and the place of Asian Americans in a larger global context, this ground-breaking volume illuminates how research in the field of Asian American Studies has progressed. Previous work in the field has focused on establishing a place for Asian Americans within American history. This volume engages more contemporary research, which draws on new archives, art, literature, film, and music, to examine how Asian Americans are redefining their national identities, and to show how race interacts with gender, sexuality, class, and the built environment, to reveal the diversity of the United States. Organized into five parts, and addressing a multitude of interdisciplinary areas of interest to Asian American scholars, it covers:

a reframing of key themes such as transnationality, postcolonialism, and critical race theory

• U.S. imperialism and its impact on Asian Americans

• war and displacement

• the garment industry

• Asian Americans and sports

• race and the built environment

• social change and political participation

• and many more themes.

Exploring people, practice, politics, and places, this cutting-edge volume brings together the best themes current in Asian American Studies today, and is a vital reference for all researchers in the field.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 On Racial Stereotyping

Chapter 2 On the Asian American Question

Chapter 3 Postcolonialism and Asian American Studies

Chapter 4 Diaspora as Frame and Object of Analysis in Asian American Studies

Chapter 5 American Antipodes: Anna Kazumi Stahl’s Flores de un solo dia"

Chapter 6 The Vietnam War and The "Good Refugee"

Chapter 7 Refugee Memoryscape: The Rhetoric of Hmong Refugee Writing

Chapter 8 Prosecuting the Khmer Rouge: Cambodian American Memory Work

Chapter 9 Asian Settler Colonialism’s Histories

Chapter 10 The Strange Career of the Filipino "National": Empire, Citizenship, and Racial Statecraft

Chapter 11 The Arab American Experience: From Invisibility to Heightened Visibility

Chapter 12 Popular Music, Globalization, and Asian/America

Chapter 13 The Sports Loyalty Test: Asian Athletes and Asian American Cultural Politics

Chapter 14 Jeremy Lin, Global Asian American

Chapter 15 Beneath Each Layer of Cloth: Chinese Women in the New York City Garment Industry

Part Four: Representations Within and Across Nations

Chapter 16 The Globality of Af-Pak: U.S. Empire and the Muslim Problem

Chapter 17 The Japanese American Transnational Generation: Rethinking the Spatial and Conceptual Boundaries of Asian America

Chapter 18 Migration, Citizenship, and Sexuality in Asian/America

Chapter 19 From Noxious Quarters to Affluent Ethno-burbs: Race and Space in Asian American History

Chapter 20 The Invention of the Model Minority

Chapter 21 Asian American Studies and/as Digital Humanities

Chapter 22 Asian American Queer and Trans Activisms

Chapter 23 "Other": Reconsidering Asian Exclusion and Immigrant Rights

Chapter 24 Afro-

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Cindy I-Fen Cheng is Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the award-winning author of Citizens of Asian America: Democracy and Race during the Cold War (New York University Press, 2013).