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Title Representations : doing Asian American rhetoric / edited by LuMing Mao and Morris Young
Published Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 341 pages) : illustrations
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Contents Introduction: Performing Asian American rhetoric into the American imaginary -- Performing Asian American rhetoric in context. Transnational Asian American rhetoric as a diasporic practice / Rory Ong -- Reexamining the between-worlds Trope in cross-cultural composition studies / Tomo Hattori and Stuart Ching -- Asian American rhetorical memory and a "Memory that is only sometimes our own" / Haivan V. Hoang -- Listening for legacies; or How I began to hear Dorothy Laigo Cordova, the Pinay behind the podium known as FANHS / Terese Guinsatao Monberg -- Learning authenticity: pedagogies of Hindu nationalism in North America / Subhasree Chakravarty -- Relocating authority: coauthor(iz)ing a Japanese American ethos of resistance under mass incarceration / Mira Chieko Shimabukuro -- Rhetoric of the Asian American self: influences of region and social class on autobiographical writing / Robyn Tasaka -- "Translating" and "transforming" Asian American identities. Artful bigotry and kitsch": a study of stereotype, mimicry, and satire in Asian American t-shirt rhetoric / Vincent N. Pham and Kent A. Ono -- Beyond "Asian American" and back: coalitional rhetoric in print and new media / Jolivette Mecenas -- On the road with P.T. Barnum's traveling Chinese museum: rhetorics of public reception and self-resistance in the emergence of literature by Chinese American women / Mary Louise Buley-Meissner -- Rereading Sui Sin Far: a rhetoric of defiance / Bo Wang -- Margaret Cho, Jake Shimabukuro, and rhetorics in a minor key / Jeffrey Carroll -- "Maybe I could play a hooker in something!" Asian American identity, gender, and comedy in the rhetoric of Margaret Cho / Michaela D.E. Meyer -- Learning Asian American affect / K. Hyoejin Yoon -- Afterword: Toward a theory of Asian American rhetoric: what is to be done?
Summary Asian American rhetorics, produced through cultural contact between Asian traditions and US English, also comprise a dynamic influence on the cultural conditions and practices within which they move. Though always interesting to linguists and "contact language" scholars, in an increasingly globalized era, these subjects are of interest to scholars in a widening range of disciplines--especially those in rhetoric and writing studies. Mao, Young, and their contributors propose that Asian American discourse should be seen as a spacious form, one that deliberately and selectively incorporates Asian "foreign-ness" into the English of Asian Americans. These authors offer the concept of a dynamic "togetherness-in-difference" as a way to theorize the contact and mutual influence. Chapters here explore a rich diversity of histories, theories, literary texts, and rhetorical practices. Collectively, they move the scholarly discussion toward a more nuanced, better balanced, critically informed representation of the forms of Asian American rhetorics and the cultural work that they do
Analysis Asian Americans Cultural assimilation
Asian Americans Education Language arts
Asian Americans Intellectual life
English language Rhetoric Study and teaching Foreign speakers
Intercultural communication United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Asian Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
Asian Americans -- Education -- Language arts
Asian Americans -- Intellectual life.
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers
Intercultural communication -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Mao, LuMing, 1959- editor
Young, Morris, 1967- editor
LC no. 2008036160
ISBN 0874217253 (electronic bk.)
9780874217254 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)