Rethinking the Asian American Movement

Rethinking the Asian American Movement

by Daryl Maeda


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Although it is one of the least-known social movements of the 1960s and 1970s, the Asian American movement drew upon some of the most powerful currents of the era, and had a wide-ranging impact on the political landscape of Asian America, and more generally, the United States. Using the racial discourse of the black power and other movements, as well as antiwar activist and the global decolonization movements, the Asian American movement succeeded in creating a multi-ethnic alliance of Asians in the United States and gave them a voice in their own destinies.

Rethinking the Asian American Movement provides a short, accessible overview of this important social and political movement, highlighting key events and key figures, the movement's strengths and weaknesses, how it intersected with other social and political movements of the time, and its lasting effect on the country. It is perfect for anyone wanting to obtain an introduction to the Asian American movement of the twentieth century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415800815
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/27/2011
Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

Daryl Joji Maeda is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Series Introduction



Reframing the Movement

Chapter 1

Key Organizations

Chapter 2

Campus Activism

Chapter 3

Community Activism

Chapter 4

Culture and Representation

Chapter 5

Interracialism, Internationalism, Intersectionality

Chapter 6

Consolidations and Transformation


The Movement Remix

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