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Picture FreedomRemaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century

Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century

Jasmine Nichole Cobb

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817221
eISBN:
9781479830619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817221.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In the decades leading up to the end of U.S. slavery, many free Blacks sat for daguerreotypes decorated in fine garments to document their self-possession. People pictured in these early photographs ... More

The Post-Racial MystiqueMedia and Race in the Twenty-First Century

The Post-Racial Mystique: Media and Race in the Twenty-First Century

Catherine R. Squires

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762899
eISBN:
9780814770788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762899.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Despite claims from pundits and politicians that we now live in a post-racial America, people seem to keep finding ways to talk about race—from celebrations of the inauguration of the first Black ... 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

Race in TranslationCulture Wars around the Postcolonial Atlantic

Race in Translation: Culture Wars around the Postcolonial Atlantic

Robert Stam and Ella Shohat

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814798379
eISBN:
9780814723920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814798379.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

While the term “culture wars” often designates the heated arguments in the English-speaking world spiraling around race, the canon, and affirmative action, in fact these discussions have raged in ... 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

Racial ReconstructionBlack Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Edlie Wong

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Racial Reconstruction explores how the complex histories of Atlantic slavery and abolition influenced Chinese immigration, especially at the level of representation. The end of the Atlantic slave ... More

Representing the RaceA New Political History of African American Literature

Representing the Race: A New Political History of African American Literature

Gene Andrew Jarrett

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743386
eISBN:
9780814743874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The political value of African American literature has long been a topic of great debate among American writers, both black and white, from Thomas Jefferson to Barack Obama. This book traces the ... More

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