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Flashpoints for Asian American Studies

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials


Born out of mid-century social movements, Civil Rights Era formations, and anti-war protests, Asian American studies is now an established field of transnational inquiry, diasporic engagement, and rights activism. These histories and origin points analogously serve as initial moorings for Flashpoints for Asian American Studies, a collection which considers—almost fifty years after its student protest founding—the possibilities of and limitations inherent in Asian American studies as historically entrenched, politically embedded, and institutionally situated interdiscipline. Unequivocally, Flas ... More

Keywords: Asian American studies, critical university studies, diaspora/transnationalism, Ethnic Studies, neoliberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823278602
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823278602.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, editor
University of Connecticut

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Front Matter

Part I Ethnic Studies Revisited

Part II Displaced Subjects

Part III Remapping Asia, Recalibrating Asian America

Chapter 10 Transpacific Entanglements

Yên Lê Espiritu, Lisa Lowe, and Lisa Yoneyama

Part IV Toward an Asian American Ethic of Care