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Asian American rhetorics, produced through cultural contact between Asian traditions and US English, also comprise a dynamic influence on the cultural conditions and practices within which they move. Though always interesting to linguists and "contact language" scholars, in an increasingly globalized era, these subjects are of interest to scholars in a widening range of disciplines—especially those in rhetoric and writing studies.

Mao, Young, and their contributors propose that Asian American discourse should be seen as a spacious form, one that deliberately and selectively incorporates Asian “foreign-ness” into the English of Asian Americans. These authors offer the concept of a dynamic “togetherness-in-difference” as a way to theorize the contact and mutual influence. Chapters here explore a rich diversity of histories, theories, literary texts, and rhetorical practices. Collectively, they move the scholarly discussion toward a more nuanced, better balanced, critically informed representation of the forms of Asian American rhetorics and the cultural work that they do.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword by Min-Zhan Lu and Bruce Horner
  2. pp. vii-xiii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiv-xv
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  1. Introduction: Performing Asian American Rhetoric into the American Imaginary
  2. pp. 18-22
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  1. PERFORMING ASIAN AMERICAN RHETORIC IN CONTEXT
  2. pp. 23-24
  1. 1 Transnational Asian American Rhetoric as a Diasporic Practice
  2. pp. 25-40
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  1. 2 Reexamining the Between-Worlds Trope in Cross-Cultural Composition Studies
  2. pp. 41-61
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  1. 3 Asian American Rhetorical Memory and a “Memory That Is Only Sometimes Our Own”
  2. pp. 62-82
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  1. 4 Listening for Legacies; or, How I Began to Hear Dorothy Laigo Cordova, the Pinay behind the Podium Known as FANHS
  2. pp. 83-105
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  1. 5 Learning Authenticity: Pedagogies of Hindu Nationalism in North America
  2. pp. 106-126
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  1. 6 Relocating Authority: Coauthor(iz)ing a Japanese American Ethos of Resistance under Mass Incarceration
  2. pp. 127-152
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  1. 7 Rhetoric of the Asian American Self: Influences of Region and Social Class on Autobiographical Writing
  2. pp. 153-172
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  1. “TRANSLATING” AND “TRANSFORMING” ASIAN AMERICAN IDENTITIES
  2. pp. 173-174
  1. 8 “Artfulbigotry and Kitsch”: A Study of Stereotype, Mimicry, and Satire in Asian American T-Shirt Rhetoric
  2. pp. 175-197
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  1. 9 Beyond “Asian American” and Back: Coalitional Rhetoric in Printand New Media
  2. pp. 198-217
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  1. 10 On the Road with P. T. Barnum’s Traveling Chinese Museum:Rhetorics of Public Reception and Self-Resistance in the Emergence of Literature by Chinese American Women
  2. pp. 218-243
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  1. 11 Rereading Sui Sin Far: A Rhetoric of Defiance
  2. pp. 244-265
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  1. 12 Margaret Cho, Jake Shimabukuro, and Rhetorics in a Minor Key
  2. pp. 266-278
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  1. 13 “Maybe I Could Play a Hooker in Something!” Asian American Identity, Gender, and Comedy in the Rhetoricof Margaret Cho
  2. pp. 279-292
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  1. 14 Learning Asian American Affect
  2. pp. 293-322
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  1. Afterword: Toward a Theory of Asian American Rhetoric: What Is to Be Done?
  2. pp. 323-332
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 333-337
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 338-341
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874217254
Related ISBN
9780874217247
MARC Record
OCLC
609710678
Pages
341
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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