East Main Street Asian American Popular Culture

ISBN-10: 0814719635

ISBN-13: 9780814719633

Edition: 2005

Authors: Shilpa Dav�, LeiLani Nishime, Tasha G. Oren, Robert G. Lee

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View the Table of Contents .nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Read the Introduction . ocirc;A veritable feast of the field's most scrumptious offerings,East Main Streetsatisfies with some of the best minds in Asian American studies at this table.ouml; Gary Y. Okihiro, author ofCommon Ground: Reimagining Asian American History "Sure to spark the imagination of both seasoned fans of Asian American popular culture and the as yet uninitiated. From cyberspace and anim? toThe Simpsons andSecret Asian Man , this book intrigues and provokes with every chapter. The sheer number of savvy cultural critics assembled ensures that readers will find something of interest, no matter where one begins exploring the popular culture of Asian America." Kent Ono, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign From henna tattoo kits available at your local mall to ocirc;faux Asianouml; fashions, housewares and fusion cuisine; from the new visibility of Asian film, music, video games and anime to the current popularity of martial arts motifs in hip hop, Asian influences have thoroughly saturated the U.S. cultural landscape and have now become an integral part of the vernacular of popular culture. By tracing cross-cultural influences and global cultural trends, the essays inEast Main Streetbring Asian American studies, in all its interdisciplinary richness, to bear on a broad spectrum of cultural artifacts. Contributors consider topics ranging from early Asian American movie stars to the influences of South Asian iconography on rave culture, and from the marketing of Asian culture through food to the contemporary clamor for transnational Chinese women's historical fiction.East Main Streethits the shelves in the midst of a boom in Asian American population and cultural production. This book is essential not only for understanding Asian American popular culture but also contemporary U.S. popular culture writ large.
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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 5/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 382
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Trance-formations : orientalism and cosmopolitanism in youth culture
Making transnational Vietnamese music : sounds of home and resistance
Planet Bollywood : Indian cinema abroad
Model minorities can cook : fusion cuisine in Asian America
"Pappy's house" : "pop" culture and the revaluation of a Filipino American "sixty-cents" in Guam
"Within each crack/a story" : the political economy of queering Filipino American pasts
"A woman is nothing" : valuing the modern Chinese woman's epic journey to the west
Between yellowphilia and yellowphobia : ethnic stardom and the (dis)orientalized romantic couple in Daughter of Shanghai and King of Chinatown
Whose paradise? : Hawai'i, desire, and the global-local tensions of popular culture
Miss Cherry Blossom meets mainstream America
How to rehabilitate a mulatto : the iconography of Tiger Woods
Bruce Lee in the ghetto connection : Kung Fu theater and African Americans reinventing culture at the margins
"Alllooksame"? : mediating Asian American visual cultures of race on the web
Guilty pleasures : Keanu Reeves, superman, and racial outing
Cibo Matto's Stereotype A : articulating Asian American hip pop
Apu's brown voice : cultural inflection and South Asian accents
Secret Asian man : angry Asians and the politics of cultural visibility
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