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Seller: the_nile_uk_store ✉️ (19,557) 98.3%, Location: Ohio, US, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 235211913920 Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture by Jennifer Ann Ho (English) Paperbac. The Nile on eBay FREE SHIPPING UK WIDE Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture by Jennifer Ann Ho In Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture, Jennifer Ann Ho shines a light on the hybrid and indeterminate aspects of race, revealing ambiguity to be paramount to a more nuanced understanding both of race and of what it means to be Asian American. Ho argues that seeing race as ambiguous puts us one step closer to a potential antidote to racism. FORMAT Paperback LANGUAGE English CONDITION Brand New Publisher Description The sheer diversity of the Asian American populace makes them an ambiguous racial category. Indeed, the 2010 U.S. Census lists twenty-four Asian-ethnic groups, lumping together under one heading people with dramatically different historical backgrounds and cultures. In Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture, Jennifer Ann Ho shines a light on the hybrid and indeterminate aspects of race, revealing ambiguity to be paramount to a more nuanced understanding both of race and of what it means to be Asian American. Exploring a variety of subjects and cultural artifacts, Ho reveals how Asian American subjects evince a deep racial ambiguity that unmoors the concept of race from any fixed or finite understanding. For example, the book examines the racial ambiguity of Japanese American nisei Yoshiko Nakamura deLeon, who during World War II underwent an abrupt transition from being an enemy alien to an assimilating American, via the Mixed Marriage Policy of 1942. It looks at the blogs of Korean, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese Americans who were adopted as children by white American families and have conflicted feelings about their "honorary white" status. And it discusses Tiger Woods, the most famous mixed-race Asian American, whose description of himself as "Cablinasian"—reflecting his background as Black, Asian, Caucasian, and Native American—perfectly captures the ambiguity of racial classifications. Race is an abstraction that we treat as concrete, a construct that reflects only our desires, fears, and anxieties. Jennifer Ho demonstrates in Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture that seeing race as ambiguous puts us one step closer to a potential antidote to racism. Author Biography JENNIFER ANN HO is an associate professor in the English and comparative literature department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novels. Table of Contents AcknowledgmentsIntroduction Ambiguous Americans: Race and the State of Asian America1 From Enemy Alien to Assimilating American: Yoshiko deLeon and the Mixed-Marriage Policy of the Japanese American Incarceration2 Anti-Sentimental Loss: Stories of Transracial/Transnational Asian American Adult Adoptees in the Blogosphere3 Cablinasian Dreams, Amerasian Realities: Transcending Race in the Twenty-first Century and Other Myths Broken by Tiger Woods4 Ambiguous Movements and Mobile Subjectivity: Passing in between Autobiography and Fiction with Paisley Rekdal and Ruth Ozeki5 Transgressive Texts and Ambiguous Authors: Racial Ambiguity in Asian American LiteratureCoda Ending with Origins: My Own Racial AmbiguityNotesBibliographyIndex Review "With nuanced, original readings and fluid prose, Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture exceeds other studies of multiracialism by presenting a lucid, yet complex meditation on category confusion and epistemological uncertainty and their political stakes for Asian Americans." -- Leslie Bow * author of Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South *"With a nuanced approach and original analysis, Racial Ambiguity brings comparative ethnic studies and critical race studies into necessary dialogue. Ho skillfully maps the contours of U.S. racial formation by investigating mixed subjectivity and its particular resonances to Asian America." -- Cathy J. Schlund-Vials * author of Modeling Citizenship: Jewish and Asian American Writing *"Looking through the dual lenses of critical and comparative race studies, Ho offers an engaging and provocative reflection on racial categorization, epistemological indeterminacy, and identity complexity in Asian American literature and culture … Highly recommended." * CHOICE *"[Ho's] engagement with the phenomenon of visuality is explicit and interesting." * American Literary History * Long Description The sheer diversity of the Asian American populace makes them an ambiguous racial category. Indeed, the 2010 U.S. Census lists twenty-four Asian-ethnic groups, lumping together under one heading people with dramatically different historical backgrounds and cultures. In Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture , Jennifer Ann Ho shines a light on the hybrid and indeterminate aspects of race, revealing ambiguity to be paramount to a more nuanced understanding both of race and of what it means to be Asian American. Exploring a variety of subjects and cultural artifacts, Ho reveals how Asian American subjects evince a deep racial ambiguity that unmoors the concept of race from any fixed or finite understanding. For example, the book examines the racial ambiguity of Japanese American nisei Yoshiko Nakamura deLeon, who during World War II underwent an abrupt transition from being an enemy alien to an assimilating American, via the Mixed Marriage Policy of 1942. It looks at the blogs of Korean, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese Americans who were adopted as children by white American families and have conflicted feelings about their ?honorary white? status. And it discusses Tiger Woods, the most famous mixed-race Asian American, whose description of himself as ?Cablinasian??reflecting his background as Black, Asian, Caucasian, and Native American?perfectly captures the ambiguity of racial classifications. Race is an abstraction that we treat as concrete, a construct that reflects only our desires, fears, and anxieties. Jennifer Ho demonstrates in Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture that seeing race as ambiguous puts us one step closer to a potential antidote to racism. Review Quote "With nuanced, original readings and fluid prose, Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture exceeds other studies of multiracialism by presenting a lucid, yet complex meditation on category confusion and epistemological uncertainty and their political stakes for Asian Americans." Description for Reader JENNIFER ANN HO is an associate professor in the English and comparative literature department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novels . Details ISBN0813570697 Author Jennifer Ann Ho Short Title RACIAL AMBIGUITY IN ASIAN AMER Publisher Rutgers University Press Language English ISBN-10 0813570697 ISBN-13 9780813570693 Media Book Format Paperback Series Asian American Studies Today Year 2015 Audience Age 18-22 Imprint Rutgers University Press Country of Publication United States Illustrations black & white illustrations AU Release Date 2015-05-12 NZ Release Date 2015-05-12 UK Release Date 2015-05-12 Pages 256 DEWEY 810.9895 Publication Date 2015-05-12 Place of Publication New Brunswick NJ Alternative 9780813570709 Audience Tertiary & Higher Education US Release Date 2015-05-12 We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. 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  • ISBN-13: 9780813570693
  • Book Title: Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture
  • ISBN: 9780813570693
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Type: Textbook
  • Format: Paperback
  • Subject Area: Social Psychology
  • Language: English
  • Publication Name: Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture
  • Item Height: 229mm
  • Author: Jennifer Ann Ho
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Item Width: 152mm
  • Subject: Social Sciences, History
  • Number of Pages: 256 Pages

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