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The Resource Alien encounters : popular culture in Asian America, Mimi Thi Nguyen and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, editors

Alien encounters : popular culture in Asian America, Mimi Thi Nguyen and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, editors

Label
Alien encounters : popular culture in Asian America
Title
Alien encounters
Title remainder
popular culture in Asian America
Statement of responsibility
Mimi Thi Nguyen and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Alien Encounters showcases innovative directions in Asian American cultural studies. In essays exploring topics ranging from pulp fiction to multimedia art to import-car subcultures, contributors analyze Asian Americans' interactions with popular culture as both creators and consumers. Written by a new generation of cultural critics, these essays reflect post-1965 Asian America; the contributors pay nuanced attention to issues of gender, sexuality, transnationality, and citizenship, and they unabashedly take pleasure in pop culture. This interdisciplinary collection brings together contributors working in Asian American studies, English, anthropology, sociology, and art history. They consider issues of cultural authenticity raised by Asian American participation in hip hop and jazz, the emergence of an orientalist 'Indo-chic' in U.S. youth culture, and the circulation of Vietnamese music variety shows. They examine the relationship between Chinese restaurants and American culture, issues of sexuality and race brought to the fore in the video performance art of a Bruce Lee - channeling drag king, and immigrant television viewers - dismayed reactions to a Chinese American chef who is 'not Chinese enough.' The essays in Alien Encounters demonstrate the importance of scholarly engagement with popular culture. Taking popular culture seriously reveals how people imagine and express their affective relationships to history, identity, and belonging." -- BACK COVER
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
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  • Nguyen, Mimi Thi
  • Tu, Thuy Linh N
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  • Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Alien encounters : popular culture in Asian America, Mimi Thi Nguyen and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-353) and index
Contents
Rapping and repping Asian : race, authenticity, and the Asian American MC / Oliver Wang -- Silenced but not silent : Asian Americans and jazz / Kevin Fellezs -- Homicidal tendencies : violence and the global economy in Asian American pulp fiction / Christopher A. Shinn -- Visual reconnaissance / Joan Kee -- Chinese restaurant drive-thru / Indigo Som -- The guru and the cultural politics of placelessness / Sukhdev Sandhu -- Cooking up the senses : a critical embodied approach to the study of food and Asian American television audiences / Martin F. Manalansan -- Performing culture in diaspora : assimilation and hybridity in Paris by night videos and Vietnamese American niche media / Nhi T. Lieu -- Indo-Chic : late capitalist orientalism and imperial culture / Sunaina Maira -- Asian American auto/biographies : the gendered limits of consumer citizenship in import subcultures / Robyn Magalit Rodriguez and Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez -- Bruce Lee I love you : discourses of race and masculinity in the queer superstardom of JJ Chinois / Mimi Thi Nguyen -- Race and software / Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Control code
ocm73993693
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 365 p.
Isbn
9780822339106
Lccn
2006034549
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Alien encounters : popular culture in Asian America, Mimi Thi Nguyen and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-353) and index
Contents
Rapping and repping Asian : race, authenticity, and the Asian American MC / Oliver Wang -- Silenced but not silent : Asian Americans and jazz / Kevin Fellezs -- Homicidal tendencies : violence and the global economy in Asian American pulp fiction / Christopher A. Shinn -- Visual reconnaissance / Joan Kee -- Chinese restaurant drive-thru / Indigo Som -- The guru and the cultural politics of placelessness / Sukhdev Sandhu -- Cooking up the senses : a critical embodied approach to the study of food and Asian American television audiences / Martin F. Manalansan -- Performing culture in diaspora : assimilation and hybridity in Paris by night videos and Vietnamese American niche media / Nhi T. Lieu -- Indo-Chic : late capitalist orientalism and imperial culture / Sunaina Maira -- Asian American auto/biographies : the gendered limits of consumer citizenship in import subcultures / Robyn Magalit Rodriguez and Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez -- Bruce Lee I love you : discourses of race and masculinity in the queer superstardom of JJ Chinois / Mimi Thi Nguyen -- Race and software / Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Control code
ocm73993693
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 365 p.
Isbn
9780822339106
Lccn
2006034549
Other physical details
ill.

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