Oriental Bodies

Oriental Bodies

by James A. Tyner
     
 

ISBN-10: 073911297X

ISBN-13: 9780739112977

Pub. Date: 03/01/2006

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Oriental Bodies charts the discursive transformations of U.S. immigration policy between 1875 and 1942. Author James Tyner concentrates on the confluence of eugenics, geopolitics, and Orientalism as these intersect in the debates surrounding the exclusion of immigrants from China, Japan, and the Philippines. This unique work argues that United States immigration

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Overview

Oriental Bodies charts the discursive transformations of U.S. immigration policy between 1875 and 1942. Author James Tyner concentrates on the confluence of eugenics, geopolitics, and Orientalism as these intersect in the debates surrounding the exclusion of immigrants from China, Japan, and the Philippines. This unique work argues that United States immigration policy was founded on a particular discourse of eugenics and geopolitics and that this concentration was informed by a greater Orientalist discourse. Drawing from American foreign policy, identity politics, post-structuralism, post-colonialism, and feminist theory, this fascinating study seeks to examine the construction of 'Oriental bodies' within the emergence of U.S. immigration policy and explores how these constructions served political, social, and economic interests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739112977
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 "The Dark Speck Upon the Horizon" Chapter 3 "They Never Cease Being Japanese" Chapter 4 "That Place is the Orient" Chapter 5 The Future of Immigration

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