Alien Encounters: Popular Culture in Asian America

Alien Encounters: Popular Culture in Asian America

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ISBN-13: 9780822389835
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 03/27/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Mimi Thi Nguyen is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu is Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian American Studies at Cornell University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction / Mimi Thi Nguyen and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu 1

I. Sounds Authentic?

1. Rapping and Repping Asian: Race, Authenticity, and the Asian American MC / Oliver Wang 35

2. Silenced but Not Silent: Asian Americans and Jazz / Kevin Fellezs 69

II. Popular Places

3. Homicidal Tendencies: Violence and the Global Economy in Asian American Pulp Fiction / Christopher A. Shinn 111

4. Visual Reconnaissance / Joan Kee 130

5. Chinese Restaurant Drive-Thru / Indigo Som 150

6. The Guru and the Cultural Politics of Placelessness / Sukhdev Sandhu 161

III. Consuming Cultures

7. Cooking up the Senses: A Critical Embodied Approach to the Study of Food and Asian American Television Audiences / Martin F. Manalansan IV 179

8. Performing Culture in Diaspora: Assimilation and Hybridity in Paris by Night Videos and Vietnamese American Niche Media / Nhi T. Lieu 194

9. Indo-Chic: Late Capitalist Orientalism and Imperial Culture / Sunaina Maira 221

IV. Troubled Technologies

10. Asian American Auto / Biographies: The Gendered Limits of Consumer Citizenship in Import Subcultures / Robyn Magalit Rodriguez and Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez 247

11. Bruce Lee I Love You: Discourses of Race and Masculinity in the Queer Superstardom of JJ Chinois / Mimi Thi Nguyen 271

12. Race and Software / Wendy Hui Kyong Chun 305

Bibliography 335

Contributors 355

Index 359

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