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New PDF release: A Race So Different: Performance and Law in Asian America

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By Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson

Winner of the 2014 impressive publication Award awarded through the organization for Theatre in greater Education
Taking a functionality experiences method of figuring out Asian American racial subjectivity, Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson argues that the legislations impacts racial formation through compelling Asian americans to embrace and practice recognizable identities in either renowned aesthetic varieties (such as theater, opera, or rock song) and within the rituals of way of life. Tracing the construction of Asian American selfhood from the period of Asian Exclusion in the course of the international struggle on Terror, A Race So Different explores the criminal paradox wherein U.S. legislations apprehends the Asian American physique as concurrently excluded from and incorporated in the nationwide physique politic.


Bringing jointly widely outlined kinds of functionality, from inventive works similar to Madame Butterfly to the splendid Court’s oral arguments within the Cambodian American deportation situations of the twenty-first century, this ebook invitations dialog approximately how Asian American functionality makes use of the degree to rfile, interrogate, and complicate the procedures of racialization in U.S. legislations. via his extraordinary use of a wealthy felony and cultural archive, Chambers-Letson articulates a powerful figuring out of the development of social and racial realities within the modern United States.

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