A new vocabulary for Asian American studies
Born out of the Civil Rights and Third World Liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s, Asian American Studies has grown significantly over the past four decades, both as a distinct field of inquiry and as a potent site of critique. Characterized by transnational, trans-Pacific, and trans-hemispheric considerations of race, ethnicity, migration, immigration, gender, sexuality, and class, this multidisciplinary field engages with a set of concepts profoundly shaped by past and present histories of racialization and social formation.
The keywords included in this collection are central to social sciences, humanities, and cultural studies and reflect the ways in which Asian American Studies has transformed scholarly discourses, research agendas, and pedagogical frameworks. Spanning multiple histories, numerous migrations, and diverse populations, Keywords for Asian American Studies reconsiders and recalibrates the ever-shifting borders of Asian American studies as a distinctly interdisciplinary field.
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Introduction Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Linda Trinh V?, and K. Scott Wong
1. Adoption Catherine Ceniza Choy
2. Art Margo Machida
3. Assilimilation Lisa Sun-Hee Park
4. Brown Nitasha Tamar Sharma
5. Citizenship Helen Jun
6. Class Min Hyoung Song
7. Commodification Nhi T. Lieu
8. Community Linda Trinh V?
9. Coolie Kornel Chang
10. Cosmopolitanism Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns
11. Culture Robert G. Lee
12. Deportation Bill Ong Hing
13. Diaspora Evelyn Hu-Dehart
14. Disability Cynthia Wu
15. Discrimination John S.W. Park
16. Education Shirley Hune
17. Empire Moon-Ho Jung
18. Enclave Yoonmee Chang
19. Entrepreneur Pawan Dhingra
20. Environment Robert T. Hayashi
21. Ethnicity Rick Bonus
22. Exclusion Greg Robinson
23. Family Evelyn Nakano Glenn
24. Film Jigna Desai
25. Food Anita Mannur
26. Foreign Karen Leong
27. Fusion Mari Matsuda
28. Gender Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
29. Generation Andrea Louie
30. Genocide Khatharya Um
31. Globalization Robyn Magalit Rodriguez
32. Health Grace Yoo
33. Identity Jennifer Ho
34. Immigration Shelley Sang-Hee Lee
"This work provides a comprehensive overview of Asian American studies and contributes to related fields in the social sciences and humanities. Summing Up: Highly recommended." ~Choice
"Keywords for Asian American Studiesis an extraordinary volume, one positioned to make indispensable contributions to Asian American Studies specifically and to interdisciplinary scholarship more generally. With contributions from a diverse and distinguished group of scholars, this book illuminates the field with new clarity when viewed as the cumulative creation of people of diverse national, generational, and social identities, further demonstrating how and why Asian American Studies has become a generative site of new knowledge."