Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

4.23 avg rating
( 13 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780814791332: Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

2012 Honorable mention for the Book Award in Cultural Studies from the Association for Asian American Studies

Arkansas, 1943. The Deep South during the heart of Jim Crow-era segregation. A Japanese-American person boards a bus, and immediately is faced with a dilemma. Not white. Not black. Where to sit?

By elucidating the experience of interstitial ethnic groups such as Mexican, Asian, and Native Americans—groups that are held to be neither black nor white—Leslie Bow explores how the color line accommodated—or refused to accommodate—“other” ethnicities within a binary racial system. Analyzing pre- and post-1954 American literature, film, autobiography, government documents, ethnography, photographs, and popular culture, Bow investigates the ways in which racially “in-between” people and communities were brought to heel within the South’s prevailing cultural logic, while locating the interstitial as a site of cultural anxiety and negotiation.

Spanning the pre- to the post- segregation eras, Partly Colored traces the compelling history of “third race” individuals in the U.S. South, and in the process forces us to contend with the multiracial panorama that constitutes American culture and history.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Leslie Bow is Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is author of Betrayal and Other Acts of Subversion.

Review:

"Scrutinizing the bipolar axis of power separating black from white under the Jim Crowe system of segregation, Bow tracks the oppression and elision of those who are "partly colored"—here chiefly Asian Americans but with comparative nods to Native Americans and the binaries characterizing gender and sexuality . . . What she finds is not a "third space" apart from black or white but an eneven extension of repression of racial differences into which Asian American subjects are shoehorned or erased."-Journal of American History

"An impressive and well-researched interdisciplinary response." -MELUS

“In a refreshingly wide-ranging study, Bow compares the circumstances of the Lumbee Indians with those of Asians—the two groups were not classified as black or white. The author considers the consequences of intermarriage in the racialization of Asians, as well as the roles of class and gender. Above all, she explores the rich interstitial possibilities of Asians’ being “in-between” set categories. This stimulating read is suitable for a broad audience.”-Choice

"Partly Colored is a work that should be read not only by those interested in the South or regionalism but by all scholars interested in issues of racialization."-Jennifer Ho,Journal of Asian American Studies

"Bow's work is an imoprtant contribution to Asian American studies and southern literary criticism, and it brings together two forms of intellectual inquiry that have been treated as quite distinct by other scholars."-Krystyn R. Moon,The Journal of Southern History

“Through her brilliantly executed and wide ranging analyses of how Asian Americans, Native Americans and other ‘partly colored’ subjects in the American South have been depicted and have depicted themselves, Bow reveals the region to be haunted by a different set of racial histories than the ones with which we have become familiar. She offers a revelatory perspective on how those who occupy the liminal zone between black and white negotiate the dynamic and contradictory social processes that sustain a monochromatic conception of race.”
-Daniel Y. Kim,author of Writing Manhood in Black and Yellow: Ralph Ellison, Frank Chin and the Literary Politics of Identity



“Intelligent and provocative. Partly Colored exemplifies the full possibility of ‘trans’ scholarship—transnational, transracial, transgender, and transdisciplinary. With a deep appreciation of the ways in which mobility, hybridity and interstitiality itself exist within systems of power, accommodating themselves to the tropes and laws of the white supremacist South, Bow consistently demonstrates the telling power of black/white divisions.”

-David Roediger,author of How Race Survived U.S. History

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780814791325: Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0814791328 ISBN 13:  9780814791325
Publisher: NYU Press, 2010
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Bow, Leslie
Published by New York Univ Press
ISBN 10: 0814791336 ISBN 13: 9780814791332
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York Univ Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover - This title is now printed on demand - please allow added time for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2598252

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Leslie Bow
Published by New York University Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0814791336 ISBN 13: 9780814791332
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 2012 Honorable mention for the Book Award in Cultural Studies from the Association for Asian American Studies Arkansas, 1943. The Deep South during the heart of Jim Crow-era segregation. A Japanese-American person boards a bus, and immediately is faced with a dilemma. Not white. Not black. Where to sit? By elucidating the experience of interstitial ethnic groups such as Mexican, Asian, and Native Americans-groups that are held to be neither black nor white-Leslie Bow explores how the color line accommodated-or refused to accommodate- other ethnicities within a binary racial system. Analyzing pre- and post-1954 American literature, film, autobiography, government documents, ethnography, photographs, and popular culture, Bow investigates the ways in which racially in-between people and communities were brought to heel within the South s prevailing cultural logic, while locating the interstitial as a site of cultural anxiety and negotiation. Spanning the pre- to the post- segregation eras, Partly Colored traces the compelling history of third race individuals in the U.S. South, and in the process forces us to contend with the multiracial panorama that constitutes American culture and history. Seller Inventory # AAC9780814791332

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Leslie Bow
Published by New York University Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0814791336 ISBN 13: 9780814791332
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 2012 Honorable mention for the Book Award in Cultural Studies from the Association for Asian American Studies Arkansas, 1943. The Deep South during the heart of Jim Crow-era segregation. A Japanese-American person boards a bus, and immediately is faced with a dilemma. Not white. Not black. Where to sit? By elucidating the experience of interstitial ethnic groups such as Mexican, Asian, and Native Americans-groups that are held to be neither black nor white-Leslie Bow explores how the color line accommodated-or refused to accommodate- other ethnicities within a binary racial system. Analyzing pre- and post-1954 American literature, film, autobiography, government documents, ethnography, photographs, and popular culture, Bow investigates the ways in which racially in-between people and communities were brought to heel within the South s prevailing cultural logic, while locating the interstitial as a site of cultural anxiety and negotiation. Spanning the pre- to the post- segregation eras, Partly Colored traces the compelling history of third race individuals in the U.S. South, and in the process forces us to contend with the multiracial panorama that constitutes American culture and history. Seller Inventory # AAC9780814791332

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Bow, Leslie
Published by New York Univ Pr (2010)
ISBN 10: 0814791336 ISBN 13: 9780814791332
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York Univ Pr, 2010. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780814791332

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Bow, Leslie
Published by New York University Press 4/23/2010 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0814791336 ISBN 13: 9780814791332
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press 4/23/2010, 2010. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780814791332

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Leslie Bow
ISBN 10: 0814791336 ISBN 13: 9780814791332
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Seller Inventory # 97808147913320000000

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Leslie Bow
Published by NYU Press
ISBN 10: 0814791336 ISBN 13: 9780814791332
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NYU Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 296 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 5.9in. x 0.8in.Arkansas, 1943. The Deep South during the heart of Jim Crow-era segregation. A Japanese-American person boards a bus, and immediately is faced with a dilemma. Not white. Not black. Where to sitBy elucidating the experience of interstitial ethnic groups such as Mexican, Asian, and Native Americansgroups that are held to be neither black nor whiteLeslie Bow explores how the color line accommodatedor refused to accommodateother ethnicities within a binary racial system. Analyzing pre- and post-1954 American literature, film, autobiography, government documents, ethnography, photographs, and popular culture, Bow investigates the ways in which racially in-between people and communities were brought to heel within the Souths prevailing cultural logic, while locating the interstitial as a site of cultural anxiety and negotiation. Spanning the pre- to the post- segregation eras, Partly Colored traces the compelling history of third race individuals in the U. S. South, and in the process forces us to contend with the multiracial panorama that constitutes American culture and history. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780814791332

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Bow, Leslie
Published by NYU Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0814791336 ISBN 13: 9780814791332
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NYU Press, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0814791336

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Bow, Leslie
Published by New York University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0814791336 ISBN 13: 9780814791332
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press, 2010. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780814791332

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.97
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Leslie Bow
ISBN 10: 0814791336 ISBN 13: 9780814791332
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. racial logic. Analyzing pre and post-1954 American literature, film, autobiography, government documents, ethnography, photographs, and popular culture, this title investigates the ways in.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 285 pages. 0.404. Seller Inventory # 9780814791332

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book