By Heike Raphael-Hernandez, Shannon Steen, Gary Okihiro, Vijay Prashad
With a Foreword by means of Vijay Prashad and an Afterword by way of Gary Okihiro
How may well we comprehend yellowface performances by means of African american citizens in Thirties swing variations of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Paul Robeson's help of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop via Asian American adolescence culture?
AfroAsian Encounters is the 1st anthology to examine the mutual impression of and relationships among participants of the African and Asian diasporas. whereas those teams have usually been considered occupying incommensurate, if no longer opposing, cultural and political positions, students from historical past, literature, media, and the visible arts right here hint their interconnections and interactions, in addition to the tensions among the 2 teams that usually come up. AfroAsian Encounters probes past pop culture to track the old lineage of those coalitions from the overdue 19th century to the present.
A foreword via Vijay Prashad units the amount within the context of the Bandung convention part a century in the past, and an afterword via Gary Okihiro charts the contours of a “Black Pacific.” From the background of jap jazz composers to the present acclaim for black/Asian “buddy movies” like Rush Hour, AfroAsian Encounters is a groundbreaking intervention into stories of race and ethnicity and an important examine the moving that means of race within the twenty-first century.
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Mark Twain’s Puddn’head Wilson (Durham: Duke University Press, 1990); Saidiya Hartman, Scenes of Subjection (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997); Samira Kawash, Dislocating the Color Line: Identity, Hybridity, and Singularity in African-American Literature (Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 1997); Eric Sundquist, To Wake the Nations: Race in the Making of American Literature (Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1993); Priscilla Wald, Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form (Durham: Duke University Press, 1995).
17 Composed into a view, sociology helps to make the space of a white American home available for Jade Snow to 42 c y n t h i a t o l e n t i n o observe, classify, and define her employers as objects of study. This scene does not suggest that Jade Snow has transcended a racist labor market but that sociology opens up a means of documenting her exclusion and refiguring it as her expert study of the daily rituals and customs of white, middle-class Americans. For Wong, sociology is not so much an academic discipline as an entry point to a privileged discourse that provides her with a new form of agency, enabling her to understand and interpret where she had previously only been the object.
13. T. Alexander Aleinikoff, “Re-reading Justice Harlan’s Dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson: Freedom, Antiracism, and Citizenship,” University of Illinois Law Review 4 (1992): 961–977. , Constitutional Law (Boston: Little, Brown, 1991), 489–490. 14. Plessy v. S. at 539. 15. Ibid. at 561. ” Legal scholar Gabriel J. Chin has argued that the “great dissenter” was in fact a “faithful opponent of the constitutional rights of Chinese for much of his career on the Court” (168). Indeed, Harlan’s allusion to the Chinese in his dissent may not be aberrant but rather emblematic of the Justice’s anti-Chinese sentiments.
AfroAsian Encounters: Culture, History, Politics by Heike Raphael-Hernandez, Shannon Steen, Gary Okihiro, Vijay Prashad