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The sum of our parts : mixed-heritage Asian Americans

The sum of our parts : mixed-heritage Asian Americans

Author: Teresa Williams-León; Cynthia L Nakashima; Michael Omi
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©2001. ©2001
Series: Asian American history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This collection of essays focuses on the construction of identity among people of Asian descent who claim multiple heritage. In their consideration of people of mixed Asian identities, the contributors to this study disrupt standard discussions.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sum of our parts
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa Williams-León; Cynthia L Nakashima; Michael Omi
ISBN: 1566398460 9781566398466 1566398479 9781566398473
OCLC Number: 44518347
Description: xiii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Who is an Asian? Who is a Pacific Islander? Monoracialism, multiracial people, and Asian American communities / Paul Spickard --
Possibilities of a multiracial Asian America / Yen Le Espiritu --
Servants of culture: the symbolic role of mixed-race Asians in American discourse / Cynthia L. Nakashima --
"The coming of the neo-Hawaiian American race": nationalism and metaphors of the melting pot in popular accounts of mixed-race individuals / John Chock Rosa --
Factors influencing the variation in racial and ethnic identity of mixed-heritage persons of Asian ancestry / Maria P.P. Root --
Alaska's multiracial Asian American families: not just at the margins / Curtiss Takada Rooks --
The diversity of biracial individuals: Asian-white and Asian-minority biracial identity / Christine C. Iijima Hall, Trude I. Cooke Turner --
Black, Japanese, and American: an Asian American identity yesterday and today / Michael C. Thornton, Harold Gates --
A rose by any other name: names, multiracial/multiethnic people, and the politics of identity / Daniel A. Nakashima --
Multiracial comedy as a commodity in Hawaii / Darby Li Po Price --
Doing the mixed-race dance: negotiating social spaces within the multiracial Vietnamese American class typology / Kieu Linh Caroline Valverde --
The convergence of passing zones: multiracial gays, lesbians, and bisexuals of Asian descent / Teresa Williams-León --
Mirror, mirror on the wall: mapping discussions of feminism, race, and beauty in Japanese American beauty pageants / Rebecca Chiyoko King --
Mixed but not matched: multiracial people and the organization of health knowledge / Cathy J. Tashiro --
"We paved the way": exemplary spaces and mixed race in Britain / David Parker --
A Dutch Eurasian revival? / Mark Taylor Brinsfield --
Multiethnic lives and monoethnic myths: American-Japanese Amerasians in Japan / Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu --
The racial politics of being Dogla and of "Asian" descent in Suriname / Loraine Y. Van Tuyl --
The tiger and his stripes: Thai and American reactions to Tiger Wood's (multi- ) "racial self" / Jan R. Weisman.
Series Title: Asian American history and culture.
Other Titles: Mixed-heritage Asian Americans
Responsibility: edited by Teresa Williams-León and Cynthia L. Nakashima ; foreword by Michael Omi.


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