Primary Reader

The three readings that we have for the week relates to the ‘War on Terror’. Amongst all three, I really enjoyed and liked Rana’s article. These readings specifically look at the changed world after the recent attacks by a group of people follwing and belonging to Islamic faith. In Junaid Rana’s piece, the author talks […]

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Researcher Week 4

After reading Asian American Displacements by Andreson and Lee I started to think about internal displacements that occur within a country. Internal displacements within a country are often overlooked, but can cause and have a tremendous effect on the society in this globalised world. Following is a link to a movie page that I came […]

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Primary Reader | The War on Terror

I thought the ideas discussed in this week’s readings were overall very interesting and thought-provoking. The racial formation of Muslims from the discourses of terror, racial panic, and Islamic peril is clear even to this day, particularly in New York City because there continues to be incidents of Muslim citizens being attacked or discriminated against […]

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Primary Reader #01

“Deporting Cambodian Refugee” is the article that written by Soo Ah Kwon and it is about the deportations for criminal aliens and the youth group called AYPAL running the campaign to end those unjust deportations. According to the article, any criminal aliens who committed a felony must serve a sentence in a prison in US […]

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Researcher on Lisa Lowe, Anderson & Lee, Kwon 6/26

http://culturemining.blogspot.com/2009/12/journal-of-changing-artwork-lucy.html This blogger Kala Burke wrote a little nice article about her reflection on the Lisa Lowe piece connected to a book called “Lucy” by Jamaica Kincaid. The character of Lucy (same name as me, funny),  is an Antiguan girl, who moved to America to become an au pair , which by definition is ,” a domestic […]

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Heterogeneity, Hybridity and Multiplicity: Asian American Differences

Heterogeneity, Hybridity and Multiplicity by Lisa Lowe was published in 1996 in Duke University Press. This article interests me quite as it starts with the poem. To my understanding, through this article she is mostly trying to characterize the Asian American culture by talking about the heterogeneity, hybridity and multicity. She also talks about how […]

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Researcher Post for 6/26

In response to Robert G. Lee’s “Cold War Construction of the Model Minority Myth”, i thought it would be appropriate to see the trailers for the two films he analyzes. Below is the link for the trailer for the 1957 film “Sayonara”. Reading about the racist overtures of the film, it is interesting to see […]

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Primary Reader – Empire, Globalization, Diasporas, and Transnationalism

In Lisa Lowe’s “Heterogeneity, Hybridity, and Multiciplicy: Asian American Differences,” she talks about the problems that come with the idea of a homogeneous Asian American population. Instead of looking at Asian American populations as homogeneous, she wants to talk about the heterogeneity and hybridity of the population. In addition she wants to make it a […]

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Primary Reader – June 19th Readings

In Lisa Lowe’s Immigration, Citizenship, Racialization I thought it was interesting what Atitaya pointed out, that Lowe was equating culture to citizenship. It seemed like though that was what Lowe was intending, it wasn’t what was happening in America. Now matter how much of American culture an immigrant learns or absorbs, they are still defined […]

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