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Flashpoints for Asian American Studies$
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Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823278602

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823278602.001.0001

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Asians Are the New … ​What?

Asians Are the New … ​What?

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(p.220) Chapter 13 Asians Are the New … ​What?
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Flashpoints for Asian American Studies
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Kandice Chuh

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823278602.003.0014

Chapter 13 opens with recent debates involving Asian Americans, university admissions, and affirmative action. Noting the “constitutive ambivalence that has characterized the production of Asian as a racial category in the U.S. political and cultural imagination,” and connecting this process of “Asian racialization” to economically-determined “middleman” model minority discourses within the social ontology of the U.S. populace, Chuh calls for a critical reckoning of the model minority-identified Asian American subject. Such reckonings, in turn, enable a critical diagnosis of the continuing dominance of global capitalism as a defining feature of the U.S. nation

Keywords:   Asian American studies, capitalism, globalization, model minority, racialization

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