The twentieth century was a time of unprecedented migration and interaction for Asian, Latin American, and Pacific Islander cultures in the Americas and the American Pacific. Some of these ethnic groups already had historic ties, but technology, migration, and globalization during the twentieth century brought them into even closer contact. Transnational Crossroads explores and triangulates for the first time the interactions and contacts among these three cultural groups that were brought together by the expanding American empire from 1867 to 1950.
Through a comparative framework, this volume weaves together narratives of U.S. and Spanish empire, globalization, resistance, and identity, as well as social, labor, and political movements. Contributors examine multiethnic celebrities and key figures, migratory paths, cultural productions, and social and political formations among these three groups. Engaging multiple disciplines and methodologies, these studies of Asian American, Latin American, and Pacific Islander cultural interactions explode traditional notions of ethnic studies and introduce new approaches to transnational and comparative studies of the Americas and the American Pacific.
About the Author
Camilla Fojas is Vincent de Paul Professor and the director of Latin American and Latino studies at DePaul University. She is the author of Border Bandits: Hollywood on the Southern Frontier and coeditor of Mixed-Race Hollywood. Rudy P. Guevarra Jr. is an assistant professor of Asian Pacific American studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of Becoming Mexipino: Multiethnic Identities and Communities in San Diego and coeditor of Crossing Lines: Race and Mixed Race across the Geohistorical Divide.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Camilla Fojas and Rudy P. Guevarra Jr.
Part 1. The End of Empire: Spanish and U.S. Imperialism
1. Postcolonial Im/migration and Transnational Activist Practices: Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Performance Poet Activism
Faye Christine Caronan
2. Imperial Works: Writing the United States after 1898
3. Hawaiian Quilts, Global Domesticities, and Patterns of Counterhegemony
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez
Part 2. Comparative Racialization: Trans-American Pacific Racial Formations
4. Dismantling Privileged Settings: Japanese American Internees and Mexican Braceros at the Crossroads of World War II
5. (De)Constructing Multiple Gaps: Divisions and Disparities between Asian Americans and Latina/os in a Los Angeles County High School
Gilda L. Ochoa, Laura E. Enriquez, Sandra Hamada, and Jenniffer Rojas
6. Mabuhay Compañero: Filipinos, Mexicans, and Interethnic Labor Organizing in Hawai
Rudy P. Guevarra Jr.
Part 3. The American Pacific
7. Spectacles of Citizenship: Native Hawaiian Sovereignty Gets a Makeover
8. From Captain Cook to Captain Kirk, or, From Colonial Exploration to Indigenous Exploitation: Issues of Hawaiian Land, Identity, and Nationhood in a "Postethnic" World
9. Re-archiving Asian Settler Colonialism in a Time of Hawaiian Decolonization, or, Two Walks along Kamehameha Highway
10. Multitasking Mediators: Intracolonial Leadership in Filipino and Puerto Rican Communities in Hawai
Part 4. Crossroads of American Migration
11. The "Yellow Peril" in the United States and Peru: A Transnational History of Japanese Exclusion, 1920s
12. Crossing Borders, Locating Home: Ethical Responsibility in Karen Tei Yamashita's Tropic of Orange
13. Chinese Migration to the Western Hemisphere: Multiraciality, Transgenerational Trauma, and Comparative Studies of the Americas
14. Unequal Transpacific Capital Transfers: Japanese Brazilians and Japanese Americans in Japan
Jane H. Yamashiro and Hugo Córdova Quero
15. Ganbateando: The Peruvian Nisei Association and Okinawan Peruvians in Los Angeles
Ryan Masaaki Yokota