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Framing the Discussion
June 3 – Introduction to the Course
Manalansan, Martin.  2010. “Searching for Community: Filipino Gay Men in New York City.” In Asian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader. Ed. Jean Yu-wen Shen Wu and Thomas C. Chen. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 393–404.
June 5 – Orientalism & Politics of Knowledge
Said, Edward.  1994. “Introduction.” In Orientalism. New York: Vintage, 1–28.
Shah, Nyan. “Public Health and the Mapping of Chinatown.” In Asian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader. Ed. Jean Yu-wen Shen Wu and Thomas C. Chen. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 168–192.
June 10 – Racial Formation, the State, Capital
Omi, Michael and Howard Winant. 1994. Chapters 4–5. In Racial Formation in the United States from the 1960s to the 1990s. New York: Routledge, 53–91.
Molina, Natalia. 2006. “Introduction.” In Fit to be Citizens? Public Health and Race in Los Angeles, 1879-1939. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1–14.
Immigration I: Labor, Capital, and Yellow Peril
June 12 – Discourses of Exclusion
Lee, Erika. 2007. “The ‘Yellow Peril’ and Asian Exclusion in the Americas.” Pacific Historical Review 76(4): 537–562.
Ono, Kent A. and Vincent N. Pham. 2009. “The Persistence of Yellow Peril Discourse.” In Asian Americans and the Media. Cambridge, UK and Malden, MA: Polity Press, 25–44.
Jun, Helen. 2011. “Black Orientalism.” In Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization. Eds. Grace Kyungwon Hong and Roderick A. Ferguson. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 293–315.
June 17 – Racial Capitalism, Racial Hierarchy
Jung, Moon-Ho. 2006. “Introduction” and “Domesticating Labor” In Coolies and Cane: Race, Labor, and Sugar in the Age of Emancipation. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1–10, 107–145.
Kim, Claire Jean. 1999. “The Racial Triangulation of Asian Americans.” Politics & Society 27(1): 105–138.
Suggested: Cheng, Wendy. 2013. “Strategic orientalism: racial capitalism and the problem of ‘Asianness’.” African Identities DOI:10.1080/14725843.2013.797284.
June 19 – Law and Citizenship
Lowe, Lisa. 1996. “Immigration, Citizenship, Racialization: Asian American Critique.” In Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1–36.
Volpp, Leti. 2001. “‘Obnoxious To Their Very Nature’: Asian Americans and Constitutional Citizenship.” Asian Law Journal 8: 71–87.
Immigration II: War, Empire, and Globalization
June 24 – Pacific Wars
Midterm Papers Due
Lee, Robert G. 1999. “Cold War Construction of the Model Minority Myth.” In Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 145–179.
Palumbo-Liu, David. 1999. “ War, the Homeland, and the Traces of Memory.” In Asian/American: Historical Crossings of a Racial Frontier. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 217–254.
June 26 – Empire, Globalization, Diasporas, and Transnationalism
Lowe, Lisa. 1996. “Heterogeneity, Hybridity, and Multiplicity: Asian American Differences.” In Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 60–83.
Anderson, Wanni W. and Robert G. Lee. 2005. “Asian American Displacements.” In Displacements and Diasporas: Asians in the Americas. Ed. Wanni W. Anderson and Robert G. Lee. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 3–22.
Kwon, Soo Ah. 2012. “Deporting Cambodian Refugees: Youth Activism, State Reform, and Imperial Statecraft.” Positions 20(3):737–762.
July 1 – The War on Terror
Rana, Junaid. 2011. “Racial Panic, Islamic Peril, and Terror.” In Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 50–73.
Maira, Sunaina. 2010. “Youth Culture, Citizenship, and Globalization: South Asian Muslim Youth in the United States after September 11th.” In Asian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader. Ed. Jean Yu-wen Shen Wu and Thomas C. Chen. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 333–353.
Naber, Nadine. 2002. “”So Our History Doesn’t Become Your Future: The Local and Global Politics of Coalition Building Post September 11th” Journal of Asian American Studies 5(3): 217–242.
July 3 – Transnational Labor and Capital
Parreñas, Rhacel Salazar. 2000. “Migrant Filipina Domestic Workers and the International Division of Reproductive Labor.” Gender & Society 14(4): 560–580.
Rana, Junaid. 2011. “Labor Diaspora and the Global Racial System.” In Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 97–133.
July 8 – Civil Rights and Militant Radicalism
Aguirre, Adalberto, Jr. and Shoon Lio. 2008. “Spaces of Mobilization: The Asian American/Pacific Islander Struggle for Social Justice.” Social Justice 35(2): 1–17.
Omatsu, Glenn. “The ‘Four Prisons’ and the Movements of Liberation: Asian American Activism from the 1960s to the 1990s.” In Asian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader. Ed. Jean Yu-wen Shen Wu and Thomas C. Chen. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 298–333.
Prashad, Vijay. 2001. “Kung Fusion: Organize the ‘Hood Under I-Ching Banners.” In Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity. Boston: Beacon Press. 126–149.
Start reading I-Hotel…
July 10 – Asian American Studies
Final Papers Due
Umemoto, Karen. 2007. “‘On Strike!’ San Francisco State College Strike, 1968-1969: The Role of Asian American Students” In Contemporary Asian America: A Multidisciplinary Reader. 2nd Edition. Eds. Min Zhou and J.V. Gatewood. New York and London: New York University Press, 25–55.
Yamashita, Karen Tei. 2010. “1969: I Spy Hotel” In I Hotel, A Novel. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 117–189.
Smith, Andrea. 2006. “Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy.” In Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology. Ed. INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence. Cambridge, MA: South End Press. 66–73.
Aoyagi-Storm, Caroline. 2008. “A Full-on CRAASH at Hunter College.” Pacific Citizen. 21 March 2008. http://pacificcitizen.org/news/national/full-craash-hunter-college?page=show.