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The Routledge Handbook of Asian American Studies

Edited by: Cindy I-Fen Cheng

Print publication date:  December  2016
Online publication date:  December  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415738255
eBook ISBN: 9781315817514
Adobe ISBN: 9781317813927

10.4324/9781315817514
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The Routledge Handbook of Asian American Studies brings together leading scholars and scholarship to capture the state of the field of Asian American Studies, as a generation of researchers have expanded the field with new paradigms and methodological tools.

Inviting readers to consider new understandings of the historical work done in the past decades and the place of Asian Americans in a larger global context, this ground-breaking volume illuminates how research in the field of Asian American Studies has progressed. Previous work in the field has focused on establishing a place for Asian Americans within American history. This volume engages more contemporary research, which draws on new archives, art, literature, film, and music, to examine how Asian Americans are redefining their national identities, and to show how race interacts with gender, sexuality, class, and the built environment, to reveal the diversity of the United States. Organized into five parts, and addressing a multitude of interdisciplinary areas of interest to Asian American scholars, it covers:


• a reframing of key themes such as transnationality, postcolonialism, and critical race theory

• U.S. imperialism and its impact on Asian Americans

• war and displacement

• the garment industry

• Asian Americans and sports

• race and the built environment

• social change and political participation

• and many more themes.


Exploring people, practice, politics, and places, this cutting-edge volume brings together the best themes current in Asian American Studies today, and is a vital reference for all researchers in the field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction: On Reclaiming the Political Project of Asian American Studies  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  On Racial Stereotyping Download PDF
Chapter  3:  On the Asian American Question Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Postcolonialism and Asian American Studies Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Diaspora as Frame and Object of Analysis in Asian American Studies Download PDF
Chapter  6:  American Antipodes Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Vietnam War and the “Good Refugee” Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Refugee Memoryscape Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Prosecuting the Khmer Rouge Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Asian Settler Colonialism’s Histories Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Strange Career of the Filipino “National”: Empire, Citizenship, and Racial Statecraft Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Arab American Experience: From Invisibility to Heightened Visibility Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Popular Music, Globalization, and Asian/America Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Sports Loyalty Test Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Jeremy Lin, Global Asian American Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Beneath Each Layer of Cloth Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Globality of Af-Pak Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Japanese American Transnational Generation Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Migration, Citizenship, and Sexuality in Asian/America  Download PDF
Chapter  20:  From Noxious Quarters to Affluent Ethno-Burbs Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Invention of the Model Minority Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Asian American Studies and/as Digital Humanities Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Asian American Queer and Trans Activisms Download PDF
Chapter  24:  “Other” Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Afro-Asian Solidarity through Time and Space Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Political Participation of Asian Americans Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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