Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life (Critical American Studies)

4.15 avg rating
( 13 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780816677870: Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life (Critical American Studies)

An iconic figure of the Asian American movement, Richard Aoki (1938–2009) was also, as the most prominent non-Black member of the Black Panther Party, a key architect of Afro-Asian solidarity in the 1960s and ’70s. His life story exposes the personal side of political activism as it illuminates the history of ethnic nationalism and radical internationalism in America.

A reflection of this interconnection, Samurai among Panthers weaves together two narratives: Aoki’s dramatic first-person chronicle and an interpretive history by a leading scholar of the Asian American movement, Diane C. Fujino. Aoki’s candid account of himself takes us from his early years in Japanese American internment camps to his political education on the streets of Oakland, to his emergence in the Black Panther Party. As his story unfolds, we see how his parents’ separation inside the camps and his father’s illegal activities shaped the development of Aoki’s politics. Fujino situates his life within the context of twentieth-century history—World War II, the Cold War, and the protests of the 1960s. She demonstrates how activism is both an accidental and an intentional endeavor and how a militant activist practice can also promote participatory democracy and social service.

The result of these parallel voices and analysis in Samurai among Panthers is a complex—and sometimes contradictory—portrait of a singularly extraordinary activist and an expansion and deepening of our understanding of the history he lived.

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

About the Author:

Diane C. Fujino is associate professor of Asian American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her books about leading Asian American activist Yuri Kochiyama (Heartbeat of Struggle) and with Fred Ho (Wicked Theory, Naked Practice) are published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Review:

"My friend Richard Aoki was there when Huey P. Newton and I founded our Black Panther Party, discussing political analysis and seeking critique approval of our Ten Point Program. This book is a necessary kind of reading that illuminates my friend’s political revolutionary life’s meaning: Richard Aoki’s reverence." —Bobby Seale, founding Chairman and National Organizer of the Black Panther Party



"Richard Aoki straddled the worlds of ethnicity by the radical bridge he built through his engagement with an authentic, even saucy American radicalism. Diane C. Fujino unearths Richard’s story with sympathy and warmth, and in the process redeems the legacy of a remarkable American radical." —Vijay Prashad, author of The Darker Nations: A People's History Of The Third World



"Samurai among Panthers is a bracing, honest, and revealing biography. The book is a powerful reminder that although social movements operate collectively within social and political contexts, they are ultimately enacted by individuals who, like Richard Aoki, are flawed, complicated, dedicated, and visionary." —Daryl J. Maeda, author of Rethinking the Asian American Movement

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

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fujino, Diane C.
ISBN 10: 0816677875 ISBN 13: 9780816677870
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 15754761-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Fujino, Diane C.
ISBN 10: 0816677875 ISBN 13: 9780816677870
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TX-9780816677870

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

3.

Diane C. Fujino
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0816677875 ISBN 13: 9780816677870
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0816677875

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Fujino, Diane C.
Published by University of Minnesota Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0816677875 ISBN 13: 9780816677870
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Reuseabook
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Minnesota Press, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in Brand New condition. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1718817

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Fujino, Diane C.
Published by Univ Of Minnesota Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0816677875 ISBN 13: 9780816677870
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0816677875

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Diane C. Fujino
Published by University of Minnesota Press, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0816677875 ISBN 13: 9780816677870
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Minnesota Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. An iconic figure of the Asian American movement, Richard Aoki (1938-2009) was also, as the most prominent non-Black member of the Black Panther Party, a key architect of Afro-Asian solidarity in the 1960s and 70s. His life story exposes the personal side of political activism as it illuminates the history of ethnic nationalism and radical internationalism in America. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780816677870

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

7.

Fujino, Diane C.
Published by Univ Of Minnesota Press
ISBN 10: 0816677875 ISBN 13: 9780816677870
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Of Minnesota Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2266238

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

8.

Fujino, Diane C.
Published by Univ of Minnesota Press
ISBN 10: 0816677875 ISBN 13: 9780816677870
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Minnesota Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2046099

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

9.

Fujino, Diane C.
Published by Univ Of Minnesota Press
ISBN 10: 0816677875 ISBN 13: 9780816677870
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Of Minnesota Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0816677875. Bookseller Inventory # Z0816677875ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

10.

Diane C. Fujino
ISBN 10: 0816677875 ISBN 13: 9780816677870
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. An iconic figure of the Asian American movement, Richard Aoki (1938-2009) was also, as the most prominent non-Black member of the Black Panther Party, a key architect of Afro-Asian solidar.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 441 pages. 0.703. Bookseller Inventory # 9780816677870

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.14
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