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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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Asian Americans, Disability, and the Model Minority Myth

Asian Americans, Disability, and the Model Minority Myth

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(p.241) Chapter 14 Asian Americans, Disability, and the Model Minority Myth
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Flashpoints for Asian American Studies
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Yoonmee Chang

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823278602.003.0015

Chapter 14 engages a sustained critique of the ableist aspects of Asian American studies. Such ableism, as Chang maintains, obscures through minoritized exceptionalism the possibility of a disabled Asian American personhood, rendering such bodies as “impossible subjects.”

Keywords:   abelism, Asian American studies, disability Studies, personhood, racialization

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