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By Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu,Mimi Thi Nguyen,Kevin Fellezs

ISBN-10: 0822339102

ISBN-13: 9780822339106

ISBN-10: 0822339226

ISBN-13: 9780822339229

Alien Encounters showcases leading edge instructions in Asian American cultural reviews. In essays exploring themes starting from pulp fiction to multimedia paintings to import-car subcultures, individuals study Asian americans’ interactions with pop culture as either creators and shoppers. Written via a brand new new release of cultural critics, those essays mirror post-1965 Asian the US; the participants pay nuanced cognizance to problems with gender, sexuality, transnationality, and citizenship, they usually unabashedly enjoy pop culture.

This interdisciplinary assortment brings jointly participants operating in Asian American stories, English, anthropology, sociology, and artwork historical past. they give thought to problems with cultural authenticity raised via Asian American participation in hip hop and jazz, the emergence of an orientalist “Indo-chic” in U.S. formative years tradition, and the circulate of Vietnamese song style exhibits. They study the connection among chinese language eating places and American tradition, problems with sexuality and race dropped at the fore within the video functionality artwork of a Bruce Lee–channeling drag king, and immigrant tv audience’ dismayed reactions to a chinese language American chef who's “not chinese language enough.” The essays in Alien Encounters display the significance of scholarly engagement with pop culture. Taking pop culture heavily finds how humans think and convey their affective relationships to historical past, id, and belonging.

Contributors. Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Kevin Fellezs, Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, Joan Kee, Nhi T. Lieu, Sunaina Maira, Martin F. Manalansan IV, Mimi Thi Nguyen, Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, Sukhdev Sandhu, Christopher A. Shinn, Indigo Som, Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, Oliver Wang

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