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Asian/Pacific Islander American Women is the first collection devoted to the historical study of A/PI women's diverse experiences in America. Covering a broad terrain from pre-large scale Asian emigration and Hawaii in its pre-Western contact period to the continental United States, the Philippines, and Guam at the end of the twentieth century, the text views women as historical subjects actively negotiating complex hierarchies of power.

The volume presents new findings about a range of groups, including recent immigrants to the U.S. and understudied communities. Comprised of original new work, it includes chapters on women who are Cambodian, Chamorro, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Native Hawaiian, South Asian, and Vietnamese Americans. It addresses a wide range of women's experiences-as immigrants, military brides, refugees, American born, lesbians, workers, mothers, beauty contestants, and community activists. There are also pieces on historiography and methodology, and bibliographic and video documentary resources.

This groundbreaking anthology is an important addition to the scholarship in Asian/Pacific American studies, ethnic studies, American studies, women's studies, and U.S. history, and is a valuable resource for scholars and students.

Contributors include: Xiaolan Bao, Sucheng Chan, Catherine Ceniza Choy, Vivian Loyola Dames, Jennifer Gee, Madhulika S. Khandelwal, Lili M. Kim, Nancy In Kyung Kim, Erika Lee, Shirley Jennifer Lim, Valerie Matsumoto, Sucheta Mazumdar, Davianna Pomaika'i McGregor, Trinity A. Ordona, Rhacel Salazar Parre-as, Amy Ku'uleialoha Stillman, Charlene Tung, Kathleen Uno, Linda Trinh Võ, Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Ji-Yeon Yuh, and Judy Yung.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xi
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  1. Introduction: Through “Our” Eyes: Asian/Pacific Islander American Women’s History
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. Introduction: On Our Terms: Definitions and Context
  2. pp. 16-22
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  1. Part 1 Re-envisioning Women’s History
  2. p. 23
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  1. 1. Constructed Images of Native Hawaiian Women
  2. pp. 25-41
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  1. 2. Unlearning Orientalism: Locating Asian and Asian American Women in Family History
  2. pp. 42-57
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  1. 3. What Happened to the Women? Chinese and Indian Male Migration to the United States in Global Perspective
  2. pp. 58-74
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  1. Part II Revisiting Immigrant Wives and Picture Brides
  2. p. 75
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  1. 4. Exclusion Acts: Chinese Women during the Chinese Exclusion Era, 1882–1943
  2. pp. 77-89
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  1. 5. Housewives, Men’s Villages, and Sexual Respectability: Gender and the Interrogation of Asian Women at the Angel Island Immigration Station
  2. pp. 90-105
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  1. Part III Recovering Women’s History through Oral History and Journal Writing
  2. p. 121
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  1. 7. “A Bowlful of Tears”: Lee Puey You’s Immigration Experience at Angel Island
  2. pp. 123-137
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  1. 8. Filipina American Journal Writing: Recovering Women’s History
  2. pp. 138-152
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  1. Part IV Contesting Cultural Formations and Practices, Constructing New “Hybrid” Lives
  2. p. 153
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  1. 9. “The Ministering Angel of Chinatown: ”Missionary Uplift, Modern Medicine, and Asian American Women’s Strategies of Liminality
  2. pp. 155-171
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  1. 10. Japanese American Girls’ Clubs in Los Angeles during the 1920s and 1930s
  2. pp. 172-187
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  1. 11. Contested Beauty: Asian American Women’s Cultural Citizenship during the Early Cold War Era
  2. pp. 188-204
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  1. 12. Passed into the Present: Women in Hawaiian Entertainment
  2. pp. 205-218
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  1. Part V Reshaping Lives and Communities after Militarism and War
  2. p. 219
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  1. 13. Imagined Community: Sisterhood and Resistance among Korean Military Brides in America, 1950–1996
  2. pp. 221-236
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  1. 14. Managing Survival Economic Realities for Vietnamese American Women
  2. pp. 237-252
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  1. 15. Scarred, yet Undefeated: Hmong and Cambodian Women and Girls in the United States
  2. pp. 253-268
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  1. Part VI Negotiating Globalization, Work, and Motherhood
  2. p. 269
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  1. 16. Asian Immigrant Women and Global Restructuring, 1970s–1990s
  2. pp. 271-285
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  1. 17. Politicizing Motherhood: Chinese Garment Workers’ Campaign for Daycare Centers in New York City, 1977–1982
  2. pp. 286-300
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  1. 18. Caring across Borders: Motherhood, Marriage, and Filipina Domestic Workers in California
  2. pp. 301-316
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  1. Part VII Challenging Community and the State: Contemporary Spaces of Struggle
  2. p. 317
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  1. 19. Asian Lesbians in San Francisco: Struggles to Create a Safe Space, 1970s–1980s
  2. pp. 319-334
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  1. 20. Relocating Struggle: Filipino Nurses Organize in the United States
  2. pp. 335-349
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  1. 21. Opening Spaces: South Asian American Women Leaders in the Late Twentieth Century
  2. pp. 350-364
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  1. 22. Chamorro Women, Self-Determination, and the Politics of Abortion in Guam
  2. pp. 365-382
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  1. Part VIII Additional Resources
  2. p. 383
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  1. 23. Asian American and Pacific Islander American Womenas Historical Subjects: A Bibliographic Essay
  2. pp. 385-400
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  1. 24. “In Her Eyes”An Annotated Bibliography of Video Documentaries on Asian/Pacific Islander American Women
  2. pp. 401-412
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  1. Grouped by Topic
  2. pp. 413-416
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 417-420
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 421-426
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814790977
Print ISBN
9780814736326
MARC Record
OCLC
794701046
Pages
448
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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