The Sum Of Our Parts / Edition 1

The Sum Of Our Parts / Edition 1

by Teresa Williams-Leon

ISBN-10: 1566398479

ISBN-13: 9781566398473

Pub. Date: 02/15/2001

Publisher: Temple University Press

Product Details

Temple University Press
Publication date:
Asian American History & Cultu Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reconfiguring Race, Rearticulating Ethnicity3
Sect. IMultiraciality and Asian America: Bridging the Hybrid Past to the Multiracial Present11
1Who Is an Asian? Who Is a Pacific Islander? Monoracialism, Multiracial People, and Asian American Communities13
2Possibilities of a Multiracial Asian America25
3Servants of Culture: The Symbolic Role of Mixed-Race Asians in American Discourse35
4"The Coming of the Neo-Hawaiian American Race": Nationalism and Metaphors of the Melting Pot in Popular Accounts of Mixed-Race Individuals49
Sect. IINavigating Sociocultural Terrains of Family and Identity57
5Factors Influencing the Variation in Racial and Ethnic Identity of Mixed-Heritage Persons of Asian Ancestry61
6Alaska's Multiracial Asian American Families: Not Just at the Margins71
7The Diversity of Biracial Individuals: Asian-White and Asian-Minority Biracial Identity81
8Black, Japanese, and American: An Asian American Identity Yesterday and Today93
Sect. IIIRemapping Political Landscapes and Communities107
9A Rose by Any Other Name: Names, Multiracial/Multiethnic People, and the Politics of Identity111
10Multiracial Comedy as a Commodity in Hawaii121
11Doing the Mixed-Race Dance: Negotiating Social Spaces Within the Multiracial Vietnamese American Class Typology131
12The Convergence of Passing Zones: Multiracial Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals of Asian Descent145
13Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: Mapping Discussions of Feminism, Race, and Beauty in Japanese American Beauty Pageants163
14Mixed but Not Matched: Multiracial People and the Organization of Health Knowledge173
Sect. IVAsian-Descent Multiraciality in Global Perspective183
15"We Paved the Way": Exemplary Spaces and Mixed Race in Britain185
16A Dutch Eurasian Revival?197
17Multiethnic Lives and Monoethnic Myths: American-Japanese Amerasians in Japan207
18The Racial Politics of Being Dogla and of "Asian" Descent in Suriname217
19The Tiger and His Stripes: Thai and American Reactions to Tiger Wood's (Multi-) "Racial Self"231
About the Contributors277

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