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Asian American Women: The "Frontiers" Reader

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Asian American Women brings together landmark scholarship about Asian American women that has appeared in Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies over the last twenty-five years. The essays, written by established and emerging scholars, made a significant impact in the fields of Asian American studies, ethnic studies, women’s studies, American studies, history, and pedagogy. The scholarship is still relevant today—broadening our critical understanding of Asian American women’s resistance to the forces of racism, patriarchy, militarism, cultural imperialism, neocolonialism, and narrow forms of nationalism.

The essays in this collection reveal the experiences and struggles of Asian American women within a global political, economic, cultural, and historical context. The essays focus on diverse issues, including unconventional Asian American women of the early 1900s; the life of a Japanese war bride; possibilities for transnational Asian American feminism; the politics of Vietnamese American beauty pageants; mixed race identities and bisexual identities; Filipina healthcare providers; South Asian American representations; and a multiracial exchange on pedagogical interventions. The collection represents the rich diversity of Asian American women’s lives in hope of creating a new transnational space of critical dialogue, strategic resistance, and alliance building.

Synopsis:

Asian American Women brings together landmark scholarship about Asian American women that has appeared in Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies over the last twenty-five years. The essays, written by established and emerging scholars, made a significant impact in the fields of Asian American studies, ethnic studies, womens studies, American studies, history, and pedagogy. The scholarship is still relevant today—broadening our critical understanding of Asian American womens resistance to the forces of racism, patriarchy, militarism, cultural imperialism, neocolonialism, and narrow forms of nationalism.

The essays in this collection reveal the experiences and struggles of Asian American women within a global political, economic, cultural, and historical context. The essays focus on diverse issues, including unconventional Asian American women of the early 1900s; the life of a Japanese war bride; possibilities for transnational Asian American feminism; the politics of Vietnamese American beauty pageants; mixed race identities and bisexual identities; Filipina healthcare providers; South Asian American representations; and a multiracial exchange on pedagogical interventions. The collection represents the rich diversity of Asian American womens lives in hope of creating a new transnational space of critical dialogue, strategic resistance, and alliance building.

About the Author

Linda Trinh Võ is an assistant professor of Asian American studies at the University of California, Irvine. She coedited (with Rick Bonus) Contemporary Asian American Communities: Intersection and Divergences. Marian Sciachitano teaches womens studies courses at Washington State University. She has been a member of the Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies collective since 1994. Susan H. Armitage is a professor of history at Washington State University and a former editor of Frontiers. Patricia Hart and Karen Weathermon are managing editors of Frontiers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803296275
Subtitle:
The Frontiers Reader
Editor:
Vvo, Linda Trinh
With:
Hart, Patricia
Editor:
Vo, Linda Trinh
Editor:
Sciachitano, Marian
Editor:
Sciaschitano, Marian
Editor:
Vo, Linda Trinh; Sciaschitano, Marian
Editor:
Vo, Linda Trinh; Sciachitano, Marian
Author:
Sciachitano, Marian
Author:
Vo, Linda Trinh
Editor:
Sciachitano, Marian
With:
Hart, Patricia
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Asian americans
Subject:
Women immigrants
Subject:
Asian American women.
Subject:
Transnationalism
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Women immigrants -- United States.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20030401
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
369
Dimensions:
9.02x6.00x.85 in. 1.20 lbs.

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Asian American Women brings together landmark scholarship about Asian American women that has appeared in Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies over the last twenty-five years. The essays, written by established and emerging scholars, made a significant impact in the fields of Asian American studies, ethnic studies, womens studies, American studies, history, and pedagogy. The scholarship is still relevant today—broadening our critical understanding of Asian American womens resistance to the forces of racism, patriarchy, militarism, cultural imperialism, neocolonialism, and narrow forms of nationalism.

The essays in this collection reveal the experiences and struggles of Asian American women within a global political, economic, cultural, and historical context. The essays focus on diverse issues, including unconventional Asian American women of the early 1900s; the life of a Japanese war bride; possibilities for transnational Asian American feminism; the politics of Vietnamese American beauty pageants; mixed race identities and bisexual identities; Filipina healthcare providers; South Asian American representations; and a multiracial exchange on pedagogical interventions. The collection represents the rich diversity of Asian American womens lives in hope of creating a new transnational space of critical dialogue, strategic resistance, and alliance building.

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