Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images

Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images

by M. Evelina Galang
     
 

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When a restaurant review referred to a Filipino child as a "rambunctious -little monkey," Filipino Americans were outraged. Sparked by this racist incident, Screaming Monkeys sets fire to Asian American stereotypes as it -illuminates the diverse and often neglected history and culture within the Asian American diaspora. Poems, essays, paintings, and stories

Overview

When a restaurant review referred to a Filipino child as a "rambunctious -little monkey," Filipino Americans were outraged. Sparked by this racist incident, Screaming Monkeys sets fire to Asian American stereotypes as it -illuminates the diverse and often neglected history and culture within the Asian American diaspora. Poems, essays, paintings, and stories break down and challenge "found" articles, photographs, and headlines to create this powerful anthology with all the immediacy of social protest. By closely critiquing a wealth of material, including the judge’s statement of apology in the Wen Ho Lee case, the media treatment of serial killer Andrew Cunanan, and the image of Asian Americans in major U.S. marketing campaigns, Screaming Monkeys will inspire all its readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566891417
Publisher:
Coffee House Press
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

M. EVELINA GALANG is the author of two books of fiction — Her Wild American Self (Coffee House Press, '96), a collection of short stories and the novel, One Tribe (New Issues Press, '06). In addition to writing fiction and nonfiction, she has edited the anthology, Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images (Coffee House Press, '03). Galang is the recipient of numerous awards, among them, the 2004 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards Advancing Human Rights and the 2004 AWP Prize in the Novel, for ONE TRIBE. Galang has been researching the lives of the women of Liga ng mga Lolang Pilipina (LILA Pilipina), surviving Filipina "Comfort Women" of WWII, since 1998. In 2002, she was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in the Philippines where she continued her work with survivors. This past year, she authored the blog, "Laban for the Lolas!" in support of House Resolution 121 and was the Filipino American Outreach coordinator for 121 Coalition. She is currently writing Lolas' House: Women Living with War, stories of Surviving Filipina Comfort Women of World War II and is at work on her second novel, Angel de la Luna and THE 5th GLORIOUS MYSTERY and is at work on a new novel, BEAUTIFUL SORROW, BEAUTIFUL SKY. Galang teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Miami and has recently been nominated one of the 100 most influential Filipinas in the US by Filipina Women's Network.

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