Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847691449
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/1999
Series: Pacific Formations: Global Relations in Asian and Pacific Perspectives Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Roshni Rustomji-Kerns is professor emerita at Sonoma State University and a visiting scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies, Bolivar House, at Stanford University. She is coeditor of Blood Into Ink: South Asian and Middle Eastern Women Write War and editor of Living in America: Fiction and Poetry by South Asian Writers.

Table of Contents

Part IIn Search of My Ombligo--Locating the Family
1.China in Mexico: Yesterday's Encounter and Today's Discovery13
2.Con Tacto19
3.Sophie's Conflicts24
4.The Boy under the Bridge35
5.In Search of My Ombligo41
6.Aly Remtulla, We Sail across Memories47
7.Lessons from the Field: Being Chinese American in Panama49
8.La Busquedad de la Identidad--In Search of My Identity56
9.American Dreams: An Original Play58
10.A Portrait of the Poet: Small-kid Time75
11.Where Are You Now?79
12.The President's Palace86
13.Dreaming All the Way Home94
Part IIThe Politics of Cool--Locating a Community
14.Race Construction and Race Relations: Chinese and Blacks in Nineteenth-Century Cuba105
15.Japanese Peruvians and Their Ethnic Encounters113
16.The Great Day for Arlen119
17.Land, Culture, and the Power of Money: Assimilation and Resistance of Okinawan Immigrants in Bolivia121
19.Chattanooga Days133
20.On Ice Cube's "Black Korea"143
21.Trial and Error: Representations of a Recent Past163
22.The Politics of "Cool": Indian American Youth Culture in New York City177
23.The Story of Double R194
24.Luis Nishizawa: Portrait of a Nisei Artist205
25.Ethnic Preferences: Positive Minority Status of Japanese Brazilians and Their Ethnic Encounters with Other Minority Groups in Brazil209
26.Phuri Sherpa: Nepal and Mexico in California223
Part IIIVolcan de Izalco, amen--Locating the Body and the Land
27.Notes for a Poem on Being Asian American229
28.Santos y Sombras--Saints and Shadows231
29.Never look down in Chinatown237
30.Race Markers Transgressors: Mapping a Racial Kaleidoscope within an (Im)migrant Landscape239
31.Upon Hearing Beverly Glen Copeland and "Paki Go Home"255
32.Soho, Southhall, Brixton: Chinatown in New York258
34.De Oro266
35.Queen Mariachi268
36.The Valley of the Dead Air274
37.Self-portrait Dressed in a Mexican Costume283
38.La Nina del Rebozo--The Young Girl in a Shawl285
39.Her Body: A Stage, An Altar: The Performance Art of Astrid Hadad286
40.Hotel Room (Mayaro, Trinidad)290
42.When Nana Died297
About the Editors300

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