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Title Displacements and diasporas : Asians in the Americas / edited by Wanni W. Anderson, Robert G. Lee.

Publication Info. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2005]


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Description 1 online resource (vii, 301 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Asian American displacements / Wanni W. Anderson and Robert G. Lee -- Diaspora, transnationalism, and Asian American studies : positions and debates / Christopher Lee -- Diasporas, displacements, and the construction of transnational identities / K. Scott Wong -- Images of the Chinese in West Indian history / Walton Look Lai -- On coolies and shopkeepers : the Chinese as Huagong (laborers) and Huashang (merchants) in Latin America/Caribbean / Evelyn Hu-DeHart -- From Japanese to Nikkei and back : integration strategies of Japanese immigrants and their descendants in Brazil / Jeffrey Lesser -- In the Black Pacific : testimonies of Vietnamese Afro-Amerasian displacements / Bernard Scott Lucious -- Lived simultaneity and discourses of diasporic difference / Nina Glick Schiller -- From refugees to transmigrants: the Vietnamese in Canada / Louis-Jacques Dorais -- Between necessity and choice: Rhode Island Lao American women / Wanni W. Anderson -- Mixed desires : second-generation Indian Americans and the politics of youth culture / Sunaina Maira -- Crossing borders of disciplines and departments / Robert G. Lee -- Anthropology, Asian studies, Asian American studies : open systems, closed minds / Nancy Abelmann -- The ordeal of ethnic studies in the age of globalization / E. San Juan Jr.
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Summary Asians have settled in every country in the Western Hemisphere; some are recent arrivals, other descendents of immigrants who arrived centuries ago. Bringing together essays by thirteen scholars from the humanities and social sciences, Displacements and Diasporas explores this genuinely transnational Asian American experience-one that crosses the Pacific and traverses the Americas from Canada to Brazil, from New York to the Caribbean. With an emphasis on anthropological and historical contexts, the essays show how the experiences of Asians across the Americas have been shaped by the social dynamics and politics of settlement locations as much as by transnational connections and the economic forces of globalization. Contributors bring new insights to the unique situations of Asian communities previously overlooked by scholars, such as Vietnamese Canadians and the Lao living in Rhode Island. Other topics include Chinese laborers and merchants in Latin America and the Caribbean, Japanese immigrants and their descendants in Brazil, Afro-Amerasians in America, and the politics of second-generation Indian American youth culture. Engaging issues of diaspora, transnational social practice and community building, gender, identity, institutionalized racism, and deterritoriality, this volume presents fresh perspectives on displacement, opening the topic up to a wider, more multidisciplinary terrain of inquiry and teaching.
Subject Asians -- America -- History.
Asians -- America -- Ethnic identity.
Asians -- Migrations.
Refugees -- America -- History.
Immigrants -- America -- History.
America -- Emigration and immigration.
Asia -- Emigration and immigration.
America -- Ethnic relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- Asian American Studies.
Asians. (OCoLC)fst00818693
Asians -- Ethnic identity. (OCoLC)fst00818700
Asians -- Migrations. (OCoLC)fst01765348
Emigration and immigration. (OCoLC)fst00908690
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Immigrants. (OCoLC)fst00967712
Refugees. (OCoLC)fst01092797
Transnationalism. (OCoLC)fst01154884
America. (OCoLC)fst01239786
Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240495
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Anderson, Wanni W. (Wanni Wibulswasdi), 1937- editor.
Lee, Robert G., 1947- editor.
Added Title Asians in the Americas
Other Form: Print version: Displacements and diasporas. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2005 0813536103 0813536111 (DLC) 2004025322 (OCoLC)57003625
ISBN 0813537517 (electronic bk.)
9780813537511 (electronic bk.)
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