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Bonds of CitizenshipLaw and the Labors of Emancipation

Bonds of Citizenship: Law and the Labors of Emancipation

Hoang Gia Phan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738474
eISBN:
9780814738931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738474.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book demonstrates how American citizenship and civic culture were profoundly transformed by the racialized material histories of free, enslaved, and indentured labor. It illuminates the ... More

The Exquisite Corpse of Asian AmericaBiopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies

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

Rachel C. Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817719
eISBN:
9781479813742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817719.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book addresses this central question: if race has been settled as a legal or social construction and not as biological fact, why do Asian American artists, authors, and performers continue to ... More

From the Land of Shadows"War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora"

From the Land of Shadows: "War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora"

Khatharya Um

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479804733
eISBN:
9781479801978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804733.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In a century of mass atrocities, the Khmer Rouge regime marked Cambodia with one of the most extreme genocidal instances in human history. What emerged in the after math of the regime’s collapse in ... More

IngratitudeThe Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature

Ingratitude: The Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature

erin Khuê Ninh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758441
eISBN:
9780814759196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758441.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Anger and bitterness tend to pervade narratives written by second-generation Asian American daughters, despite their largely unremarkable upbringings. This book explores this apparent paradox, ... More

Interracial EncountersReciprocal Representations in African and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937

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

Julia H. Lee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752555
eISBN:
9780814752579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752555.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Why do black characters appear so frequently in Asian American literary works and Asian characters in African American literary works in the early twentieth century? This book attempts to answer this ... More

Puro ArteFilipinos on the Stages of Empire

Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire

Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814744437
eISBN:
9780814708132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814744437.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores the emergence of Filipino American theater and performance from the early 20th century to the present. It stresses the Filipino performing body's location as it conjoins colonial ... More

Race for CitizenshipBlack Orientalism and Asian Uplift from Pre-Emancipation to Neoliberal America

Race for Citizenship: Black Orientalism and Asian Uplift from Pre-Emancipation to Neoliberal America

Helen Heran Jun

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742976
eISBN:
9780814743324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742976.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores how the history of U.S. citizenship has positioned Asian Americans and African Americans in interlocking socio-political relationships since the mid-nineteenth century. Rejecting ... More

A Race So DifferentPerformance and Law in Asian America

A Race So Different: Performance and Law in Asian America

Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738399
eISBN:
9780814745250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738399.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Taking a performance studies approach to understanding Asian American racial subjectivity, this book argues that the law influences racial formation by compelling Asian Americans to embody and ... More

Racial AsymmetriesAsian American Fictional Worlds

Racial Asymmetries: Asian American Fictional Worlds

Stephen Hong Sohn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479800070
eISBN:
9781479800551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800070.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Challenging the tidy links among authorial position, narrative perspective, and fictional content, this book argues that Asian American authors have never been limited to writing about Asian American ... More

The Racial MundaneAsian American Performance and the Embodied Everyday

The Racial Mundane: Asian American Performance and the Embodied Everyday

Ju Yon Kim

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479897896
eISBN:
9781479837519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897896.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Across the twentieth century, national controversies involving Asian Americans have drawn attention to such seemingly unremarkable activities as eating rice, greeting customers, and studying for ... More

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