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By Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson

ISBN-10: 0814738397

ISBN-13: 9780814738399

ISBN-10: 0814769969

ISBN-13: 9780814769966

Winner of the 2014 impressive publication Award provided through the organization for Theatre in larger Education
Taking a functionality reviews method of realizing Asian American racial subjectivity, Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson argues that the legislation affects racial formation through compelling Asian american citizens to embrace and practice recognizable identities in either well known aesthetic types (such as theater, opera, or rock song) and within the rituals of daily life. Tracing the construction of Asian American selfhood from the period of Asian Exclusion in the course of the worldwide conflict on Terror, A Race So Different explores the criminal paradox wherein U.S. legislations apprehends the Asian American physique as at the same time excluded from and incorporated in the nationwide physique politic.


Bringing jointly extensively outlined varieties of functionality, from creative works resembling Madame Butterfly to the ideal Court’s oral arguments within the Cambodian American deportation instances of the twenty-first century, this e-book invitations dialog approximately how Asian American functionality makes use of the degree to rfile, interrogate, and complicate the procedures of racialization in U.S. legislations. via his striking use of a wealthy felony and cultural archive, Chambers-Letson articulates a powerful knowing of the development of social and racial realities within the modern United States.

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