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Asian/American : historical crossings of a racial frontier

Author: David Palumbo-Liu
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1999.
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"This book argues that the invention of Asian American identities serves as an index to the historical formation of modern America. By tracing constructions of "Asian American" to an interpenetrating dynamic between Asia and America, the author obtains a deeper understanding of key issues in American culture, history, and society."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Palumbo-Liu, David.
Asian/American.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98048250
(OCoLC)40200332
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Palumbo-Liu
ISBN: 0585047391 9780585047393
OCLC Number: 42417768
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 504 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Modernity, Asia, America --
Pacific America: Projection, Introjection, and the Beginnings of Modern Asian America --
Rescripting the Imaginary --
Bodies and Souls --
Written on the Face: Race, Nation, Migrancy, and Sex --
Transacting Culture: Bodies at the Seam of the Social --
Modeling the Nation --
Citizens and Subnations --
Disintegrations and Reconsolidations --
Placing Asian America --
War, the Homeland, and the Traces of Memory --
Demarcations and Fissures: Reconstructing Space --
Mind Readings --
Double Trouble: The Pathology of Ethnicity Meets White Schizophrenia --
Asia Pacific: A Transnational Imaginary --
Model Minority Discourse and the Course of Healing.
Responsibility: David Palumbo-Liu.

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"This book argues that the invention of Asian American identities serves as an index to the historical formation of modern America. By tracing constructions of "Asian American" to an interpenetrating dynamic between Asia and America, the author obtains a deeper understanding of key issues in American culture, history, and society."--Jacket.

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