Primary Reader on June 26th

“Asian American Displacements” by Wanni Anderson and Robert Lee focus on a few frame works including what Asian Americanists study about, the relationship between Asian settlement and the patterns of American history and society, Asian immigrant workers’ role in shaping both the land and social terrain, the connection between American imperialism and the trajectories of […]

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Researcher – July 8th Readings

I think this TED talk shows how space and mobilization have helped her not only escape and reach freedom but shaped her struggle. She has found ‘safe spaces’ in her quest for freedom in China and South Korea, but they are not completely without danger. Her movement between these safe spaces define a refugee network […]

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Primary Reader – July 1st Readings

Something I found interesting in Junaid Rana’s piece Racial Panic, Islamic Peril, and Terror was how the ‘moral panic’ that spread through America in the aftermath of Sept. 11th was warped and transformed into a ‘racial panic’ even though Muslim isn’t a race, it’s a religion. Something else I also found odd was how it […]

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Researcher – June 26th Readings

For the Lisa Lowe’s Heterogeneity, Hybridity, and Multiplicity: Asian American Differences and Wanni Anderson and Robert G. Lee’s Asian American Displacements readings, it brought to mind an episode of Cold Case which embodied several of the elements we spoke about in class (online stream here: Cold Case Season 02 Episode 05). In this episode, there are brief references to what Lisa […]

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Researcher for 7/10

http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/articles/pages/5968/THE-SHIFT-TOWARD-RACIALIZATION.html The above article elaborates on the racialization of Arab women in America both currently and 30+years back.  It makes an interesting point about the relation between religion and race (namely racism’s conflation of ‘Arab’ and ‘Muslim’), saying that Arab Americans have faced plenty of racism since before the majority of Arab American immigrants were […]

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Primary Reader: Asian American Studies

This week’s readings focused on Asian American Studies and how they are constantly in change since the begining. The readings for the week talk about what factors influence this change. From all the three reading for the week, I really liked Unemoto’s chapter 1 “On Strike” that was focused on the series of strikes that […]

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Primary Reader: Asian American Studies

I really liked the article “A Full-on CRAASH at Hunter College” because I have met members who were part of the organization in the spring of 2011. They seemed very committed to the cause so I did not find it a surprise that this article showcased the passionate leaders of the organization. I took several Asian […]

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Researcher- Civil Rights and Militant Radicalism

Uploaded: The Asians American Movement Here’s a video from YouTube and is a trailer of a recently released film called, ‘Uploaded: The Asian American Movement’. What this film foucses is on stererotypes relating to Asian Americans and how these stereotypes are reflected in the media. Also, the film talks about YouTube being a “space” of […]

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Researcher | Civil Rights and Militant Radicalism

http://www.asianfortunenews.com/2013/07/race-talk-asian-american-as-a-political-identity-blog/ In this brief article, a half-Japanese American college student reflects on what being Asian American is. In particular, she speaks about the model minority myth and the expectations others have on her in school. She states that she would be labeled with “foreign-ness and high grades.” Therefore, the model minority myth has continues to exist […]

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Researcher: Transnational Labor and Capital

In Rachel Salazar Parrenas “Migrant Filipina Domestic Workers and the International Division of Reproductive Labor,” she writes “the hierarchy of womanhood – based on race, class, and nation – establishes a work transfer system of reproductive labor among women – the international transfer of caretaking.” I looked up reproductive labor as child-rearing and house keeping duties […]

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