Economic Citizens: A Narrative of Asian American Visibility

Economic Citizens: A Narrative of Asian American Visibility

by Christine So
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1592135846

ISBN-13: 9781592135844

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Temple University Press

Economic Citizens argues that Asians have been traditionally imagined as the threat of capitalism gone awry and demonstrates that the logic of economic exchange has been an overlooked but critical means for Asian Americans to negotiate political and cultural equivalence.

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Economic Citizens argues that Asians have been traditionally imagined as the threat of capitalism gone awry and demonstrates that the logic of economic exchange has been an overlooked but critical means for Asian Americans to negotiate political and cultural equivalence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592135844
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 
Introduction 
1. The Promise of Exchange: Production, Circulation, and Consumption within Chinatown Ethnographies 
2. The Universality of Exchange: Japanese American Travel Narratives and the Emergence of the Global Citizen 
3. The Embodiment of Exchange: Asian Mail-Order Brides, the Threat of Global Capitalism, and the Rescue of the U.S. Nation-State 
4. The Logic of Exchange: Ordering the Chaos of Twentieth-Century Chinese Women’s History 
Notes 
References 
Index

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