Orientations- CL

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September 2001



A critical examination of what constitutes the varied positions grouped together as Asian American, seen in relation to both American and transnational forces.


Contents: Investments and interventions (Un)Disciplined subjects: (de)colonizing the academy? Dorinne Kondo University of Southern California (Re)Viewing an asian American diaspora: multiculturalism, interculturalism, and the northwest Asian American theatre Karen Shimakawa University of California, Davis Creating performative communities: Through text, time, and space Russell Leong Cross-discipline trafficking: what's justice got to do with it? Sharon K. Hom City University of New York School of Law at Queens Translating knowledge Notes toward a conversation between area studies and diasporic studies Dipesh Chakrabarty University of Chicago Hualing Nieh's mulberry and peach in sinocentric, Asian American, and feminist critical practices Sau-ling C. WongUniversity of California, Berkeley Biyuti in everyday life: performance, citizenship, and survival among Filipinos in the United States Martin F. ManalansanUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Missile internationalism Kuan-hsing Chen National Tsing Hua University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan Para-sites, or, constituting borders Leading questions Rey Chow Brown University Modelling the nation: the Asian/American split David Palumbo-liu Stanford University In-betweens in a hybrid nation: construction of Japanese American identity in postwar Japan Yoshikuni Igarashi Vanderbilt University Conjunctural identities, academic adjacencies R. RadhakrishnanUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst Asian/American epistemologies Epistemological shifts: national ontology and the new Asian immigrant Lisa Lowe University of California, San Diego Imaginary borders Kandice Chuh University of Marylend, College Park To tell the truth and not get trapped: Why interethnic antiracism matters now George LipsitzUniversity of California, San Diego


Kandice Chuh is Professor of English, Graduate Center, City University of New York.Karen Shimakawa is Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis.


"Bristling with provocations, this timely collection of intoxicating essays interrogates the margins of disciplinary and institutional centres, revealing unsettling glimpses of the intellectual and material investments in 'Asia,' 'America,' and the fields that figure and are configured by them." - Gary Y. Okihiro, author of Margins and Mainstreams: Asians in American History and Culture
EAN: 9780822327295
ISBN: 0822327295
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2001
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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