Asian American Women brings together landmark scholarship about Asian American women that has appeared in Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies over the last twenty-five years. The essays, written by established and emerging scholars, made a significant impact in the fields of Asian American studies, ethnic studies, women’s studies, American studies, history, and pedagogy. The scholarship is still relevant today—broadening our critical understanding of Asian American women’s resistance to the forces of racism, patriarchy, militarism, cultural imperialism, neocolonialism, and narrow forms of nationalism.
The essays in this collection reveal the experiences and struggles of Asian American women within a global political, economic, cultural, and historical context. The essays focus on diverse issues, including unconventional Asian American women of the early 1900s; the life of a Japanese war bride; possibilities for transnational Asian American feminism; the politics of Vietnamese American beauty pageants; mixed race identities and bisexual identities; Filipina healthcare providers; South Asian American representations; and a multiracial exchange on pedagogical interventions. The collection represents the rich diversity of Asian American women’s lives in hope of creating a new transnational space of critical dialogue, strategic resistance, and alliance building.
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Linda Trinh Võ is an assistant professor of Asian American studies at the University of California, Irvine. She coedited (with Rick Bonus) Contemporary Asian American Communities: Intersection and Divergences. Marian Sciachitano teaches women’s studies courses at Washington State University. She has been a member of the Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies collective since 1994. Susan H. Armitage is a professor of history at Washington State University and a former editor of Frontiers. Patricia Hart and Karen Weathermon are managing editors of Frontiers.Review:
"This eye-opening book...puts specific problems, and often single case-histories, under the microscope." --Bradley Winterton, Taipei Times.
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Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110803296274