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A Companion to Asian American Studies

Kent A. Ono (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-3709-6
400 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Asian American Studies is comprised of 20 previously published essays that have played an important historical role in the conceptualization of Asian American studies as a field.
  • Essays are drawn from international publications, from the 1970s to the present
  • Includes coverage of psychology, history, literature, feminism, sexuality, identity politics, cyberspace, pop culture, queerness, hybridity, and diasporic consciousness
  • Features a useful introduction by the editor reviewing the selections, and outlining future possibilities for the field
  • Can be used alongside Asian American Studies After Critical Mass, edited by Kent A. Ono, for a complete reference to Asian American Studies.
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    Preface viii

    Acknowledgments x

    Retracing an Intellectual Course in Asian American Studies 1
    Kent A. Ono

    Part I Defining Conversations in Asian American Studies

    Psychology

    1 Chinese-American Personality and Mental Health 17
    Stanley Sue and Derald W. Sue

    2 The Ghetto of the Mind: Notes on the Historical Psychology of Chinese America 35
    Ben R. Tong

    3 Chinese-American Personality and Mental Health: A Reply to Tong’s Criticisms 73
    Stanley Sue and Derald W. Sue

    History

    4 A Critique of Strangers from a Different Shore 83
    L. Ling-chi Wang

    5 Strangers from a Different Shore as History and Historiography 91
    Sucheng Chan

    6 A Critique of Strangers from a Different Shore 108
    Elaine H. Kim

    7 A Response to Ling-chi Wang, Elaine Kim, and Sucheng Chan 117
    Ronald Takaki

    Literature and Feminism

    8 Come All Ye Asian American Writers of the Real and the Fake (excerpt) 133
    Frank Chin

    9 The Woman Warrior versus The Chinaman Pacific: Must a Chinese American Critic Choose between
    Feminism and Heroism? 157
    King-Kok Cheung

    Part II Influential Essays in Asian American Studies

    10 Split Household, Small Producer and Dual Wage Earner: An Analysis of Chinese-American Family Strategies 177
    Evelyn Nakano Glenn

    11 Defining Asian American Realities through Literature 196
    Elaine H. Kim

    12 Asian Americans as the Model Minority: An Analysis of the Popular Press Image in the 1960s and 1980s 215
    Keith Osajima

    13 Mestiza Girlhood: Interracial Families in Chicago’s Filipino American Community since 1925 226
    Barbara M. Posadas

    14 Looking for My Penis: The Eroticized Asian in Gay Video Porn 235
    Richard Fung

    15 Heterogeneity, Hybridity, Multiplicity: Marking Asian American Differences 254
    Lisa Lowe

    16 Beyond Identity Politics: The Predicament of the Asian American Writer in Late Capitalism 276
    E. San Juan, Jr.

    17 Filipinos in the United States and Their Literature of Exile 296
    Oscar V. Campomanes

    18 Los Angeles, Asians, and Perverse Ventriloquisms: On the Functions of Asian America in the Recent American Imaginary 319
    David Palumbo-Liu

    19 Colonial Oppression, Labour Importation, and Group Formation: Filipinos in the United States 332
    Yen Le Espiritu

    20 Out Here and Over There: Queerness and Diaspora in Asian American Studies 350
    David L. Eng

    Index 370

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    Kent A. Ono is Professor of Asian American Studies and Communications, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he is also Director of the Asian American Studies Program. He is co-author, with John Sloop, of Shifting Borders (2002), and co-editor of Enterprise Zones (1996).
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    • Contains twenty previously published essays that have an important significance on the field of Asian American Studies
    • Essays are drawn from international publications, from the 1970s to the present
    • Includes coverage of psychology, history, literature, feminism, sexuality, identity politics, cyberspace, pop culture, queerness, hybridity, and diasporic consciousness
    • Features a useful introduction by the editor reviewing the selections, and outlining future possibilities for the field
    • Can be used alongside Asian American Studies After Critical Mass, edited by Kent A. Ono, for a complete reference to Asian American Studies.
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    “An extremely helpful collection for teaching that locates the field’s beginnings and, importantly, charts its intellectual power and influence.”

    Gary Y. Okihiro, author of The Columbia Guide to Asian American History

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