Alien Encounters: Popular Culture in Asian America by Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu,Mimi Thi Nguyen,Kevin Fellezs

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

Alien Encounters showcases leading edge instructions in Asian American cultural reviews. In essays exploring issues starting from pulp fiction to multimedia artwork to import-car subcultures, members examine Asian americans’ interactions with pop culture as either creators and shoppers. Written by way of a brand new new release of cultural critics, those essays replicate post-1965 Asian the United States; the participants pay nuanced recognition to problems with gender, sexuality, transnationality, and citizenship, and so they unabashedly enjoy pop culture.

This interdisciplinary assortment brings jointly individuals operating in Asian American stories, English, anthropology, sociology, and paintings background. they think about problems with cultural authenticity raised via Asian American participation in hip hop and jazz, the emergence of an orientalist “Indo-chic” in U.S. formative years tradition, and the flow of Vietnamese track sort exhibits. They learn the connection among chinese language eating places and American tradition, problems with sexuality and race dropped at the fore within the video functionality artwork 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 unearths how humans think and exhibit their affective relationships to heritage, 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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