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Flashpoints for Asian American Studies.

Author: Nguyẽ̂n Trường Thanh.; Cathy J Schlund-Vials
Publisher: New York Fordham University Press, 2017. ©2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Born out of mid-century social movements, Asian American studies is now an established field of transnational inquiry, diasporic engagement, and rights activism. These histories serve as initial moorings for Flashpoints for Asian American Studies, a collection which considers the contemporary possibilities of and limitations inherent in Asian American studies as historically entrenched, politically embedded, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Nguyen, Viet Thanh
Flashpoints for Asian American Studies
New York : Fordham University Press,c2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nguyẽ̂n Trường Thanh.; Cathy J Schlund-Vials
ISBN: 9780823278633 0823278638
OCLC Number: 1058360556
Description: 1 online resource (329 pages)
Contents: Cover --
FLASHPOINTS FOR ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES --
Title --
Copyright --
CONTENTS --
Introduction: Crisis, Conundrum, and Critique --
Part I ETHNIC STUDIES REVISITED --
1. Five Decades Later: Reflections of a Yellow Power Advocate Turned Poet --
2. Has Asian American Studies Failed? --
3. The Racial Studies Project: Asian American Studies and the Black Lives Matter Campus --
4. Planned Obsolescence, Strategic Resistance: Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies, and the Neoliberal University --
5. Un-homing Asian American Studies: Refusals and the Politics of Commitment --
Part II DISPLACED SUBJECTS --
6. No Muslims Involved: Letter to Ethnic Studies Comrades --
7. Outsourcing, Terror, and Transnational South Asia --
8. Asian American Studies and Palestine: The Accidental and Reluctant Pioneer --
9. Against the Yellowwashing of Israel: The BDS Movement and Liberatory Solidarities across Settler States --
Part III REMAPPING ASIA, RECALIBRATING ASIAN AMERICA --
10. Transpacific Entanglements --
11. Tensions, Engagements, Aspirations: The Politics of Knowledge Production in Filipino American Studies --
12. Asian International Students at U.S. Universities in the Post-2008 Collapse Era --
13. Asians Are the New . . . What? --
Part IV TOWARD AN ASIAN AMERICAN ETHIC OF CARE --
14. Asian Americans, Disability, and the Model Minority Myth --
15. Buddhist Meditation as Strategic Embodiment: An Optative Reflection --
16. What Is Passed On (Or, Why We Need Sweetened Condensed Milk for the Soul) --
17. An Ethics of Generosity --
Afterword: Becoming Bilingual, or Notes on Numbness and Feeling --
Acknowledgments --
List of Contributors --
Index.

Abstract:

Born out of mid-century social movements, Asian American studies is now an established field of transnational inquiry, diasporic engagement, and rights activism. These histories serve as initial moorings for Flashpoints for Asian American Studies, a collection which considers the contemporary possibilities of and limitations inherent in Asian American studies as historically entrenched, politically embedded, and institutionally situated interdiscipline.

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