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Once thought of in terms of geographically bounded spaces, Asian America has undergone profound changes as a result of post-1965 immigration as well as the growth and reshaping of established communities. This collection of original essays demonstrates that conventional notions of community, of ethnic enclaves determined by exclusion and ghettoization, now have limited use in explaining the dynamic processes of contemporary community formation.Writing from a variety of perspectives, these contributors expand the concept of community to include sites not necessarily bounded by space; formations around gender, class, sexuality, and generation reveal new processes as well as the demographic diversity of today's Asian American population. The case studies gathered here speak to the fluidity of these communities and to the need for new analytic approaches to account for the similarities and differences between them. Taken together, these essays forcefully argue that it is time to replace the outworn concept of a monolithic Asian America.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. INTRODUCTION: On Intersections and Divergences
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. Part I Communities in Transition: Spaces and Practices
  2. p. 25
  1. 1. Asian and Latino Immigration and the Revitalization of Sunset Park, Brooklyn
  2. pp. 27-44
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  1. 2. The Politics and Poetics of a Taiwanese Chinese American Identity
  2. pp. 45-59
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  1. 3. Southeast Asians in the House: Multiple Layers of Identity
  2. pp. 60-74
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  1. 4. Gay Asian Men in Los Angeles Before the 1980s
  2. pp. 75-88
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  1. 5. Pilipino ka ba? Internet Discussions in the Filipino Community
  2. pp. 89-102
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  1. Part II Communities in Transformation: Identities and Generations
  2. p. 103
  1. 6. Pacific Islander Americans and Asian American Identity
  2. pp. 105-119
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  1. 7. "Eligible" to Be Japanese American: Multiraciality in Basketball Leagues and Beauty Pageants
  2. pp. 120-133
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  1. 8. Young Asian American Professionals in Los Angeles: A Community in Transition
  2. pp. 134-146
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  1. 9. Internalized Stereotypes and Shame: The Struggles of l.5-Generation Korean Americans in Hawai'i
  2. pp. 147-160
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  1. 10. Asian Immigrant Entrepreneurial Children
  2. pp. 161-175
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  1. Part III Communities of Alternatives: Representations and Politics
  2. p. 176
  1. 11. Imagining Panethnic Community and Performing Identity in Maxine Hong Kingston's Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book
  2. pp. 177-190
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  1. 12. Addressing Domestic Violence and the South Asian Community in the United States
  2. pp. 191-201
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  1. 13. Asian Pacific Americans and Urban Politics
  2. pp. 202-215
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  1. 14. The Political and Philanthropic Contexts for Incorporating Asian American Communities
  2. pp. 216-228
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  1. 15. How Public-Policy Reforms Shape, and Reveal the Shape of, Asian America
  2. pp. 229-248
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 249-250
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  1. Index
  2. p. 251
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781439901243
MARC Record
OCLC
427508649
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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