East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture / Edition 1

East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture / Edition 1

by Shilpa Dave, Leilani Nishime, Tasha G. Oren
     
 

From henna tattoo kits available at your local mall to ofaux Asiano fashions, housewares and fusion cuisine; from the new visibility of Asian film, music, video games and anime to the current popularity of martial arts motifs in hip hop, Asian influences have thoroughly saturated the U.S. cultural landscape and have now become an integral part of the vernacular of… See more details below

Overview

From henna tattoo kits available at your local mall to ofaux Asiano fashions, housewares and fusion cuisine; from the new visibility of Asian film, music, video games and anime to the current popularity of martial arts motifs in hip hop, Asian influences have thoroughly saturated the U.S. cultural landscape and have now become an integral part of the vernacular of popular culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814719633
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction1
1Trance-formations : orientalism and cosmopolitanism in youth culture13
2Making transnational Vietnamese music : sounds of home and resistance32
3Planet Bollywood : Indian cinema abroad55
4Model minorities can cook : fusion cuisine in Asian America72
5"Pappy's house" : "pop" culture and the revaluation of a Filipino American "sixty-cents" in Guam95
6"Within each crack/a story" : the political economy of queering Filipino American pasts117
7"A woman is nothing" : valuing the modern Chinese woman's epic journey to the west137
8Between yellowphilia and yellowphobia : ethnic stardom and the (dis)orientalized romantic couple in Daughter of Shanghai and King of Chinatown154
9Whose paradise? : Hawai'i, desire, and the global-local tensions of popular culture183
10Miss Cherry Blossom meets mainstream America204
11How to rehabilitate a mulatto : the iconography of Tiger Woods222
12Bruce Lee in the ghetto connection : Kung Fu theater and African Americans reinventing culture at the margins249
13"Alllooksame"? : mediating Asian American visual cultures of race on the web262
14Guilty pleasures : Keanu Reeves, superman, and racial outing273
15Cibo Matto's Stereotype A : articulating Asian American hip pop292
16Apu's brown voice : cultural inflection and South Asian accents313
17Secret Asian man : angry Asians and the politics of cultural visibility337

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