War Baby / Love Child Mixed Race Asian American Art

ISBN-10: 0295992255

ISBN-13: 9780295992259

Edition: 2012

Authors: Laura Kina, Wei Ming Dariotis, Kent A. Ono

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War Baby / Love Childexamines hybrid Asian American identity through a collection of essays, artworks, and interviews at the intersection of critical mixed race studies and contemporary art. The book pairs artwork and interviews with 19 emerging, mid-career, and established mixed race/mixed heritage Asian American artists, including Li-lan and Kip Fulbeck, with scholarly essays exploring such topics as Vietnamese Amerasians, Korean transracial adoptions, and multiethnic Hawai'i. As an increasingly ethnically ambiguous Asian American generation is coming of age in an era of "optional identity," this collection brings together first-person perspectives and a wider scholarly context to shed light on changing Asian American cultures.Laura Kinais associate professor of art, media, and design at DePaul University.Wei Ming Dariotisis assistant professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University."War Baby / Love Childis an interesting, original, and innovative project that expands the field of Asian American studies by using visual art as a point of entry and analysis for the discipline."-Mark Johnson, editor ofAsian American Art: A History, 1850-1970"One of the strengths of this original volume is its holistic combination of interviews with premier fine artists along with the textual, historical, and scholarly context provided by established and emerging scholars in Asian American Studies."-Nitasha Sharma, author ofHip Hop Desis: South Americans, Blackness, and Global Race Consciousness
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 1/18/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 1.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Kent A. Ono is Chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Utah. He is author of Contemporary Media Culture and the Remnants of a Colonial Past (2009) and co-author of Asian Americans and the Media with Vincent Pham (2009) and Shifting Borders: Rhetoric, Immigration, and California's Proposition 187 with John Martin Sloop (2002).

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Color plates follow page
Introduction
Miscegenating Discourses: Critical Contexts for Mixed Race Asian American Art and Identity
"War Babies": U.S. Wars in Asia and Mixed Asians
Philippine-American War and World War II: Postcolonial and Mestizo Identity
Skin Stories, Wars, and Remembering: The Philippine-American War
Eating Your Heart Out: An Interview
Somewhere Tropical: An Interview
Wading to Shore: An Interview
World War II: Mixed Race Japanese Americans
The Celtic Samurai: Storytelling a Transnational-Transracial Family Life
Yonsei Hapa Uchinanchu: An Interview
9/11 Manzanar Mashup: An Interview
Gravity Always Wins: An Interview
Korean War: Korean Transradial Adoptees
Producing Missing Persons: Korean Adoptee Artists Imagining (Im)Possible Lives
Crossfading the Gendered History of Militarism in Korea: An Interview
Vietnam War: Vietnamese Amerasians
Lost in Their "Fathers' Land": War, Migration, and Vietnamese Amerasians
In Love in a Faraway Place: An Interview
Hawai'i: Mixed Race and the "Discourse of Aloha"
Six Queens: Miss Ka Palapala and Interracial Beauty in Territorial Hawai'i
Remixing Metaphors: Negotiating Multiracial Positions in Contemporary Native Hawaiian Art
Hawaiian Cover-ups: An Interview
I've Always Wanted Your Nose, Dad: An Interview
"Love Children": Domestic Racial Hierarchies, Antimiscegenation Laws, and Revolutions
Eurasians and "Hapas": Mixed White Asians
Both Buffer and Cosmopolitan: Eurasians, Colonialism, and the New "Benevolent" Globalization
Cosmopolitan Views: An Interview
100% Hapa: An Interview
Archiving Ephemera: An Interview
Mixed Bloods: Mixed Asian Native Americans
Reappearing Home: Mixed Asian Native North Americans
Walking in "Chindian" Shoes: An Interview
Hello, Half-breed!: An Interview
Blasians: Mixed Black Asians
What Used to Be a Footnote: Claiming Black Roots in Asian American-Asian Caribbean Historical Memory
Jamaican Hybridity within the "Bowels of Babylon": An Interview
Automythography: An Interview
Mestizaje: Mixed Latino Asians
Revisiting Border Door and UnEarthing Los Anthropolocos' White-Fying Project
Journey of a "Chicanese": An Interview
Artificial Gems: An Interview
Conclusion
Revolutions: The Biracial Baby Boom and the Loving Day and Marriage Equality Movements
The Biracial Baby Boom and the Multiracial Millennium
Loving Days: Images of Marriage Equality Then and Now
Notes
About the Authors
Bibliography
Index
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