How activists and minority communities use media to facilitate social change and achieve cultural citizenship.
“Original and provocative, this book is a revelation, making a sorely needed intervention in the fields of media studies, social movement studies, ethnic studies, and American studies. Well written and deftly researched, Asian American Media Activism pushes our understanding of how ethnic groups are fighting for improved representation and enacting cultural citizenship on a daily basis within the realm of mediated popular culture.”
—Mary Beltrán, author of Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes and co-editor of Mixed Race Hollywood
“Moving beyond issues of representation of Asians in mainstream media, Lopez leads us through a fascinating debate, focusing on how Asian American audiences participate as cultural citizens and active consumers of mainstream and minority media. Provocative and persuasive, this book provides a nuanced understanding of the strengths and limitations of these forms of advocacy.”
—Peter X Feng, author of Identities in Motion: Asian American Film and Video
" This is an absolutely remarkable book. It is meticulously researched and very carefully argued.”
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