Asian Americans in Dixie

Asian Americans in Dixie : Race and Migration in the South

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Extending the understanding of race and ethnicity in the South beyond the prism of black-white relations, this interdisciplinary collection explores the growth, impact, and significance of rapidly growing Asian American populations in the American South. Avoiding the usual focus on the East and West Coasts, several essays attend to the nuanced ways in which Asian Americans negotiate the dominant black and white racial binary, while others provoke readers to reconsider the supposed cultural isolation of the region, reintroducing the South within a historical web of global networks across the Caribbean, Pacific, and Atlantic. Contributors are Vivek Bald, Leslie Bow, Amy Brandzel, Daniel Bronstein, Jigna Desai, Jennifer Ho, Khyati Y. Joshi, ChangHwan Kim, Marguerite Nguyen, Purvi Shah, Arthur Sakamoto, Jasmine Tang, Isao Takei, and Roy Vu.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252079388
  • 9780252079382

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"Delving into the complex history of race and ethnicity in the American South, these scholars explore the ways in which Asian Americans must be part of that narrative, both past and present. This book will have great potential as a teaching tool in Asian American studies and Southern studies."--Krystyn R. Moon, author of Yellowface: Creating the Chinese in American Popular Music and Performance, 1850s-1920s "This collection brings valuable attention to the largely overlooked experiences of Asian Americans in the southern US. . . . An important contribution to Asian American studies. Essential."--Choice "Asian Americans in Dixie succeeds in revealing the complex nature of race, community, and Asian American identify and experience in the South both past and present."--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society "A timely and necessary contribution to multiple fields of inquiry, including southern history and studies, immigration history, urban history, foreign relations history, U.S. history writ large, religious studies, American studies, ethnic studies, and Asian American studies. . . . Fresh and forward-looking, Asian Americans in Dixie should serve as a launching pad for new directions in the histories of race, migration, and the U.S. South."--The Journal of Southern Historyshow more

About Khyati Y. Joshi

Jigna Desai is an associate professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies and Asian American studies at the University of Minnesota. Khyati Y. Joshi is an associate professor of education at Fairleigh Dickinson University.show more

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