By Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson

Winner of the 2014 awesome publication Award awarded via the organization for Theatre in better Education
 
Taking a functionality experiences method of knowing Asian American racial subjectivity, Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson argues that the legislation impacts racial formation by way of compelling Asian american citizens to embrace and practice recognizable identities in either well known aesthetic kinds (such as theater, opera, or rock song) and within the rituals of daily life. Tracing the construction of Asian American selfhood from the period of Asian Exclusion during the international warfare on Terror, A Race So Different explores the felony paradox wherein U.S. legislations apprehends the Asian American physique as at the same time excluded from and integrated in the nationwide physique politic.

 

Bringing jointly commonly outlined sorts of functionality, from creative works corresponding to Madame Butterfly to the ideally suited Court’s oral arguments within the Cambodian American deportation situations of the twenty-first century, this e-book invitations dialog approximately how Asian American functionality makes use of the degree to rfile, interrogate, and complicate the methods of racialization in U.S. legislations. via his amazing use of a wealthy felony and cultural archive, Chambers-Letson articulates a strong realizing of the development of social and racial realities within the modern United States.

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