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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June 24 – Pacific Wars Primary Reader

The two articles assigned for this week discuss in great detail the Asian American as a dichotomy of the Asian American model minority and the Asian American unassimilable immigrant. The model minority is a representation of a good immigrant living in a first world nation. For example, Palumbo-Liu and Lee both reference how this identity […]

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Primary Reader 7/10 readings

In Aoyagi Storm’s article, the CRAASH movement is described in great details and truly exposed the emotions of the students involved in the movement. Prior to this course I had no idea in such action taken to revitalize the AASP program here at Hunter. After reading this article I admire Olivia Lin for speaking out […]

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Primary Reader #03

“Spaces of Mobilization” is the article about the struggle for social justice in the US by Asian and Pacific Islands. There are several cases about the struggle by them according to the article such as feminists, queers, and labor movement. Aguirre and Lio, the authors, provide readers those struggle for showing Asian and Pacific Islanders’ […]

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Primary Reader | Asian American Studies

The general messages and meaning I understood from the reading were that Asian American, or ethnic studies, are relatively recent and that there is a continuous struggle to be seen and heard and because of this struggle, AsAm studies are not given enough funding, permanency, and voice. For example, on the CRAASH article, the students […]

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7/8 Primary Reader

For the three readings we have to do before class, they are focused on the civil rights movements toward Asians in American and how they tried to achieve their goal and gained their rights along with the movements.  In Aguirre’s piece “Spaces of Mobilization: The Asian American/Pacific Islander Struggle for Social Justice” started with a […]

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Primary Reader: Transnational Labor & Capital

Today’s readings deal with transnational laborers and relevant qualities of the world and its globalized economy that have facilitated their being so. The piece on the migrant Filipinas could hardly have painted a bleaker picture. My fellow primary reader below was able to find a “silver lining” in the piece. I found none: this is […]

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Primary Reader 7/3

The Parrenas article discusses female Filipino-American immigrants in domestic labor (as the name implies) and examines their place in American society based mostly on interviews that the Author had with female Filipino domestic workers.  The paper spends a bit examining their common place in domestic labor, and how their handling of reproductive labor for richer […]

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