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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?

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

Kandice Chuh

Fordham University Press

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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