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By Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu,Mimi Thi Nguyen,Kevin Fellezs

ISBN-10: 0822339102

ISBN-13: 9780822339106

ISBN-10: 0822339226

ISBN-13: 9780822339229

Alien Encounters showcases leading edge instructions in Asian American cultural experiences. In essays exploring subject matters starting from pulp fiction to multimedia paintings to import-car subcultures, participants study Asian americans’ interactions with pop culture as either creators and shoppers. Written through a brand new new release of cultural critics, those essays mirror post-1965 Asian the United States; the individuals pay nuanced realization to problems with gender, sexuality, transnationality, and citizenship, and so they unabashedly get pleasure from pop culture.

This interdisciplinary assortment brings jointly individuals operating in Asian American reviews, English, anthropology, sociology, and artwork historical past. they think about problems with cultural authenticity raised by way of Asian American participation in hip hop and jazz, the emergence of an orientalist “Indo-chic” in U.S. early life tradition, and the stream of Vietnamese song type indicates. They study the connection among chinese language eating places and American tradition, problems with sexuality and race dropped at the fore within the video functionality paintings of a Bruce Lee–channeling drag king, and immigrant tv audience’ dismayed reactions to a chinese language American chef who's “not chinese language enough.” The essays in Alien Encounters show the significance of scholarly engagement with pop culture. Taking pop culture heavily finds how humans think and convey their affective relationships to background, identification, and belonging.

Contributors. Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Kevin Fellezs, Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, Joan Kee, Nhi T. Lieu, Sunaina Maira, Martin F. Manalansan IV, Mimi Thi Nguyen, Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, Sukhdev Sandhu, Christopher A. Shinn, Indigo Som, Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, Oliver Wang

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