The Sum Of Our Parts / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566398473
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2001
  • Series: Asian American History & Cultu Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reconfiguring Race, Rearticulating Ethnicity 3
Sect. I Multiraciality and Asian America: Bridging the Hybrid Past to the Multiracial Present 11
1 Who Is an Asian? Who Is a Pacific Islander? Monoracialism, Multiracial People, and Asian American Communities 13
2 Possibilities of a Multiracial Asian America 25
3 Servants of Culture: The Symbolic Role of Mixed-Race Asians in American Discourse 35
4 "The Coming of the Neo-Hawaiian American Race": Nationalism and Metaphors of the Melting Pot in Popular Accounts of Mixed-Race Individuals 49
Sect. II Navigating Sociocultural Terrains of Family and Identity 57
5 Factors Influencing the Variation in Racial and Ethnic Identity of Mixed-Heritage Persons of Asian Ancestry 61
6 Alaska's Multiracial Asian American Families: Not Just at the Margins 71
7 The Diversity of Biracial Individuals: Asian-White and Asian-Minority Biracial Identity 81
8 Black, Japanese, and American: An Asian American Identity Yesterday and Today 93
Sect. III Remapping Political Landscapes and Communities 107
9 A Rose by Any Other Name: Names, Multiracial/Multiethnic People, and the Politics of Identity 111
10 Multiracial Comedy as a Commodity in Hawaii 121
11 Doing the Mixed-Race Dance: Negotiating Social Spaces Within the Multiracial Vietnamese American Class Typology 131
12 The Convergence of Passing Zones: Multiracial Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals of Asian Descent 145
13 Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: Mapping Discussions of Feminism, Race, and Beauty in Japanese American Beauty Pageants 163
14 Mixed but Not Matched: Multiracial People and the Organization of Health Knowledge 173
Sect. IV Asian-Descent Multiraciality in Global Perspective 183
15 "We Paved the Way": Exemplary Spaces and Mixed Race in Britain 185
16 A Dutch Eurasian Revival? 197
17 Multiethnic Lives and Monoethnic Myths: American-Japanese Amerasians in Japan 207
18 The Racial Politics of Being Dogla and of "Asian" Descent in Suriname 217
19 The Tiger and His Stripes: Thai and American Reactions to Tiger Wood's (Multi-) "Racial Self" 231
Bibliography 245
About the Contributors 277
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