In this Book
Emerging from mid-century social movements, Civil Rights Era formations, and anti-war protests, Asian American studies is now an established field of transnational inquiry, diasporic engagement, and rights activism. These histories and origin points analogously serve as initial moorings for Flashpoints for Asian American Studies, a collection that considers–almost fifty years after its student protest founding--the possibilities of and limitations inherent in Asian American studies as historically entrenched, politically embedded, and institutionally situated interdiscipline. Unequivocally, Flashpoints for Asian American Studies investigates the multivalent ways in which the field has at times and—more provocatively, has not—responded to various contemporary crises, particularly as they are manifest in prevailing racist, sexist, homophobic, and exclusionary politics at home, ever-expanding imperial and militarized practices abroad, and neoliberal practices in higher education.
Table of Contents
- pp. vii-viii
- Part I: Ethnic Studies Revisited
- 2. Has Asian American Studies Failed?
- pp. 36-47
- Part II: Displaced Subjects
- Part III: Remapping Asia, Recalibrating Asian America
- 10. Transpacific Entanglements
- pp. 175-189
- 13. Asians Are the New . . . What?
- pp. 220-238
- Part IV: Toward an Asian American Ethic of Care
- 17. An Ethics of Generosity
- pp. 281-298
- pp. 309-310
- List of Contributors
- pp. 311-316
- pp. 317-320
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