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Title Global Asian American popular cultures / edited by Shilpa Davé, Leilani Nishime, and Tasha Oren
Published New York : New York University Press, 2016
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Contents Introduction / Shilpa Davé, Leilani Nishime, and Tasha Oren -- Part I. Stars and celebrities -- Trans-Pacific flows : globalization and hybridity in Bruce Lee's Hong Kong films / Daryl Joji Maeda -- "I'm thankful for Manny" : Manny Pacquiao, pugilistic nationalism, and the Filipina/o body / Constancio Arnaldo -- A history of race and he(te)rosexuality in the movies : James Shigeta's Asian American male stardom / Celine Parreñas Shimizu -- Model maternity : Amy Chua and Asian American motherhood / Julia H. Lee -- Youtube made the TV star : Kevjumba's star appearance on the Amazing Race / Vincent Pham and Kent A. Ono -- David Choe's "Koreans gone bad" : the LA riots, comparative racialization, and branding a politics of deviance / Wendy Sung -- Part II. Making community -- From the Mekong to the Merrimack and back : the transnational terrains of Cambodian American rap / Cathy J. Schlund-Vials -- "You'll learn much about Pakistanis from listening to radio" : Pakistani radio programming in Houston, Texas / Ahmed Afzal -- Online Asian American popular culture, digitization, and museums / Konrad Ng -- Asian American food blogging as racial branding : rewriting the search for authenticity / Lori Kido Lopez -- Picturing the past : drawing together Vietnamese American transnational history / Timothy K. August -- Part III. Wading in the mainstream -- Paradise, Hawaiian style : tourist films and the mixed-race utopias of U.S. empire / Camilla Fojas -- Post-9/11 global migration in Battlestar Galactica / Leilani Nishime -- "Did you think when I opened my mouth?" : Asian American indie rock and the middling noise of racialization / Douglas Ishii -- Winning the bee : South Asians, spelling bee competitions, and American racial branding / Shilpa Davé -- The blood sport of cooking : on Asian American chefs and television / Tasha Oren -- Part IV. Migration and transnational popular culture -- Curry as code : food, race, and technology / Madhavi Mallapragada -- Bollywood's 9/11 : terrorism and Muslim masculinities in popular Hindi cinema / Deepti Misri -- Hybrid Hallyu : the African American music tradition in K-pop / Crystal S. Anderson -- Transnational beauty circuits : Asian American women, technology, and circle contact lenses / Linda Trinh Vo -- Making whales out of peacocks : virtual fashion and Asian female factory hands / Christopher B. Patterson -- Failed returns : the queer Balikbayan in R. Zamora Linmark's Leche and Gil Portes's Miguel/Michelle / Robert Diaz
Summary "Asian Americans have long been the subject and object of popular culture in the U.S. The rapid circulation of cultural flashpoints--such as the American obsession with K-pop sensations, Bollywood dance moves, and Sriracha hot sauce--have opened up new ways of understanding how the categories of 'Asian' and 'Asian American' are counterbalanced within global popular culture. Located at the crossroads of these global and national expressions, Global Asian American Popular Cultures highlights new approaches to modern culture, with essays that explore everything from music, film, and television to comics, fashion, food, and sports. As new digital technologies and cross-media convergence have expanded exchanges of transnational culture, Asian American popular culture emerges as a crucial site for understanding how communities share information and how the meanings of mainstream culture shift with technologies and newly mobile sensibilities. Asian American popular culture is also at the crux of global and national trends in media studies, collapsing boundaries and acting as a lens to view the ebbs and flows of transnational influences on global and American cultures. Offering new and critical analyses of popular cultures that account for emerging textual fields, global producers, technologies of distribution, and trans-medial circulation, this ground-breaking collection explores the mainstream and the margins of popular culture"--Publisher's website
Subject Asian Americans in popular culture.
Asian Americans -- Intellectual life.
Asian Americans -- Migrations.
Asian Americans -- Social conditions.
Civilization, Modern -- American influences.
Globalization -- Social aspects.
Mass media -- Social aspects.
Popular culture -- Social aspects.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Transnationalism -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Davé, Shilpa.
Nishime, LeiLani.
Oren, Tasha G.
ISBN 1479803715 (electronic bk.)
9781479803712 (electronic bk.)
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