East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture / Edition 1

East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture / Edition 1

by Shilpa Dave, LeiLani Nishime, Tasha Oren, Robert G. Lee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814719635

ISBN-13: 9780814719633

Pub. Date: 05/01/2005

Publisher: New York University Press

From henna tattoo kits available at your local mall to “faux Asian” 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

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From henna tattoo kits available at your local mall to “faux Asian” 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.

By tracing cross-cultural influences and global cultural trends, the essays in East Main Street bring Asian American studies, in all its interdisciplinary richness, to bear on a broad spectrum of cultural artifacts. Contributors consider topics ranging from early Asian American movie stars to the influences of South Asian iconography on rave culture, and from the marketing of Asian culture through food to the contemporary clamor for transnational Chinese women's historical fiction. East Main Street hits the shelves in the midst of a boom in Asian American population and cultural production. This book is essential not only for understanding Asian American popular culture but also contemporary U.S. popular culture writ large.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814719633
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Robert G. Lee
Introduction
Shilpa Davé, LeiLani Nishime, and Tasha G. Oren
Part I: Globalization and Local Identities
Trance-Formations
Sunaina Maira
Making Transnational Vietnamese Music
Kieu Linh Caroline Valverde
Planet Bollywood
Jigna Desai
Model Minorities Can Cook
Anita Mannur
“pappy’s house”
Vicente M. Diaz
Part II: Cultural Legacy and Memories
“Within Each Crack/A Story”
Victor Bascara
“A Woman Is Nothing”
Christine So
Between Yellowphilia and Yellowphobia
Hye Seung Chung
Whose Paradise?
Morris Young
Miss Cherry Blossom Meets Mainstream America
Rebecca Chiyoko King-O’Riain
How to Rehabilitate a Mulatto
Hiram Perez
Part III: Ethnicity and Identification
Bruce Lee in the Ghetto Connection
Amy Abugo Ongiri
“Alllooksame”?
Lisa Nakamura
Guilty Pleasures
LeiLani Nishime
Cibo Matto’s Stereotype A
Jane C. H. Park
Apu’s Brown Voice
Shilpa Davé
Secret Asian Man
Tasha G. Oren
About the Contributors
Index

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