Asian/Pacific Islander American Women A Historical Anthology

ISBN-10: 0814736335

ISBN-13: 9780814736333

Edition: 2003

Authors: Shirley Hune, Gail M. Nomura

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View the Table of Contents .nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Read the Introduction . "A valuable collection of essays focusing on a broad array of issues concerning Asian/Pacific Islander women. This collection is recommended to all who share these concerns across various fields and disciplines."Western Historical Quarterly "This rich collection heralds the growing significance of Asian/Pacific Islander American women in American history and women's history. The essays cover an impressive breadth of historical periods, specific groups of women, and topics. The volume showcases the diverse research of emerging scholars. These diverse subjects call forth new and creative approaches in research and writing, and this collection both demonstrates and promises exciting advances in the content and methods of historical studies."The Journal of American History "Hune and Nomura have produced a much-needed anthology that will contribute in a substantial way to introductory courses in their field. The book also does much to elevate Asian-American women beyond the secondary roles to which they too often have been relegated in male-dominated texts. For this service alone, all of us who teach and seek to understand further the Asian-American experience owe them our gratitude."American Historical Review Asian/Pacific Islander American Womenis the first collection devoted to the historical study of A/PI women's diverse experiences in America. Covering a broad terrain from pre-large scale Asian emigration and Hawaii in its pre-Western contact period to the continental United States, the Philippines, and Guam at the end of the twentieth century, the text views women as historical subjects actively negotiating complex hierarchies of power. The volume presents new findings about a range of groups, including recent immigrants to the U.S. and understudied communities. Comprised of original new work, it includes chapters on women who are Cambodian, Chamorro, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Native Hawaiian, South Asian, and Vietnamese Americans. It addresses a wide range of women's experiences-as immigrants, military brides, refugees, American born, lesbians, workers, mothers, beauty contestants, and community activists. There are also pieces on historiography and methodology, and bibliographic and video documentary resources. This groundbreaking anthology is an important addition to the scholarship in Asian/Pacific American studies, ethnic studies, American studies, women's studies, and U.S. history, and is a valuable resource for scholars and students. Contributors include: Xiaolan Bao, Sucheng Chan, Catherine Ceniza Choy, Vivian Loyola Dames, Jennifer Gee, Madhulika S. Khandelwal, Lili M. Kim, Nancy In Kyung Kim, Erika Lee, Shirley Jennifer Lim, Valerie Matsumoto, Sucheta Mazumdar, Davianna Pomaika'i McGregor, Trinity A. Ordona, Rhacel Salazar Parreplusmn;as, Amy Ku'uleialoha Stillman, Charlene Tung, Kathleen Uno, Linda Trinh V?, Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Ji-Yeon Yuh, and Judy Yung.
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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 8/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 426
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Introduction: Through "Our" Eyes: Asian/Pacific Islander American Women's History
Introduction: On Our Terms: Definitions and Context
Re-envisioning Women's History
Constructed Images of Native Hawaiian Women
Unlearning Orientalism: Locating Asian and Asian American Women in Family History
What Happened to the Women? Chinese and Indian Male Migration to the United States in Global Perspective
Revisiting Immigrant Wives and Picture Brides
Exclusion Acts: Chinese Women during the Chinese Exclusion Era, 1882-1943
Housewives, Men's Villages, and Sexual Respectability: Gender and the Interrogation of Asian Women at the Angel Island Immigration Station
Redefining the Boundaries of Traditional Gender Roles: Korean Picture Brides, Pioneer Korean Immigrant Women, and Their Benevolent Nationalism in Hawai`i
Recovering Women's History through Oral History and Journal Writing
"A Bowlful of Tears": Lee Puey You's Immigration Experience at Angel Island
Filipina American Journal Writing: Recovering Women's History
Contesting Cultural Formations and Practices, Constructing New "Hybrid" Lives
"The Ministering Angel of Chinatown": Missionary Uplift, Modern Medicine, and Asian American Women's Strategies of Liminality
Japanese American Girls' Clubs in Los Angeles during the 1920s and 1930s
Contested Beauty: Asian American Women's Cultural Citizenship during the Early Cold War Era
Passed into the Present: Women in Hawaiian Entertainment
Reshaping Lives and Communities after Militarism and War
Imagined Community: Sisterhood and Resistance among Korean Military Brides in America, 1950-1996
Managing Survival: Economic Realities for Vietnamese American Women
Scarred, yet Undefeated: Hmong and Cambodian Women and Girls in the United States
Negotiating Globalization, Work, and Motherhood
Asian Immigrant Women and Global Restructuring, 1970s-1990s
Politicizing Motherhood: Chinese Garment Workers' Campaign for Daycare Centers in New York City, 1977-1982
Caring across Borders: Motherhood, Marriage, and Filipina Domestic Workers in California
Challenging Community and the State: Contemporary Spaces of Struggle
Asian Lesbians in San Francisco: Struggles to Create a Safe Space, 1970s-1980s
Relocating Struggle: Filipino Nurses Organize in the United States
Opening Spaces: South Asian American Women Leaders in the Late Twentieth Century
Chamorro Women, Self-Determination, and the Politics of Abortion in Guam
Additional Resources
Asian American and Pacific Islander American Women as Historical Subjects: A Bibliographic Essay
"In Her Eyes": An Annotated Bibliography of Video Documentaries on Asian/Pacific Islander American Women
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