A collection of six essays that challenge the Eurocentrism and other biases of Asian American social studies, and that explore gender and sexual politics within the Asian American community by arguing for a centering of Asian American women as well as greater consideration of the intersections of Asian America with Black and Latinx history and politics. It serves as a sweeping account of the life of an untraditional radical from the end of the thirties, through the cold war, the civil rights era, and the rise of Black Power, the Nation of Islam, and the Black Panthers to the present efforts to rebuild our crumbling urban communities. In this collection of essays and interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to Black feminism and its impact on today’s struggles.”. The U.S. Asian population grew 72% between 2000 and 2015 (from 11.9 million to 20.4 million), the fastest growth rate of any major racial or ethnic group. : And Other Essays on Race, Gender, and the Law, Chandra Talpade Mohanty (2003) Feminism without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity, Julia Serano (2007) Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (2017) As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (2016) From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (2015) Bodymap, Grace Lee Boggs (1998) Living for Change: An Autobiography, Diane Fujino (2005)Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama, Evelyn Nakano Glenn (2004) Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor, Ian Haney-López (2006) White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race, Karen Ishizuka (2016) Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties, J. Kehaulani Kauanui (2008) Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity, Yuri Kochiyama (2004) Passing it On: A Memoir, Susan Koshy (2005) Sexual Naturalization Asian Americans and Miscegenation, Erika Lee (2015) The Making of Asian America: A History, Lisa Lowe (2015) The Intimacies of Four Continents, Mae Ngai (2014) FacebookTwitterEmailMore58 Impossible Subjects Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America, Gary Y. Okihiro (1994) Margins and Mainstreams, Gary Y. Okihiro (2015) American History Unbound: Asians and Pacific Islanders, Ann Laura Stoler (2010) Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power, Ronald Takaki (1998) Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans, Vicente L. Rafael (2000) White Love and Other Events in Filipino History, Ellen Wu (2015) The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority, Judy Yung (1995) Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco, Helen Zia (2000) Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People, Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa, eds (1981) This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, Piyali Bhattacharya, ed (2016) Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion, Daisy Hernandez, ed (2002) Colonize This! Shireen Roshanravan is associate professor of American ethnic studies at Kansas State University. Through public events and resources, we seek to provide spaces for identity exploration, political education, community building, and … The reputation generated as a result, led to a negative perception and attitude toward Asian American woman that would continue to plague them to this day. resources in Asian American communities, destruction of working relationships between Asian men and women, setbacks for the Asian American cause, cooptation into the larger society, and eventual loss of ethnic identity for Asian Americans as a whole. In the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA) of 1921, the U.S. Congress defined “native Hawaiians” as those people “with at least one-half blood quantum of individuals inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands prior to 1778.” This “blood logic” has since become an entrenched part of the legal system in Hawai‘i. This collection, featuring work by both senior and rising scholars, considers topics including the politics of visibility, histories of Asian American participation in women of color political formations, accountability for Asian American … Asian/American feminism is an ever-evolving practice that seeks to address the multi-dimensional ways Asian/American people confront systems of power at the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, migration history and citizenship and immigration status. Collins provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. She is the coeditor of Speaking Face to Face / Hablando Cara a Cara: The Visionary Philosophy of María Lugones. It is a ground-breaking work that builds a robust and outspoken Asian American feminist conceptual framework and praxis with special attention to the complexities of Asian American feminist resistances, struggles, and self-creations. These essays examine the critical role played by sexual arrangements and affective attachments in creating colonial categories and distinguishing the ruler from the ruled. Important contributions by Asian American feminists (Mitsuye Yamada, Genny Lim, Nellie Wong) in the first edition of This Bridge Called My Back (1981) established an Asian American feminist voice among Women of Color feminists challenging white feminist hegemony and heteropatriarchal nationalisms. Women of South Asian Descent Collective, ed. This reader, edited by the principal founders and leading theoreticians of the critical race theory movement, gathers together for the first time the movement's most important essays. Takaki writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of "picture brides" marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. A battle against racial bias and attacks. A new feminism is emerging in Asia. This book examines the period from the onset of U.S. colonialism in 1898 to the emergence of a Filipino diaspora in the 1990s. Asian America is an incredibly diverse population with each segment of the community facing its unique challenges—this updated edition discusses the impact of September 11 on Asian American identity and citizenship; the continued influence of globalization on past and present waves of immigration; and the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and class on the experiences of Asian immigrants and their children. I proudly identify as a Bengali American feminist. In Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics, Lynn Fujiwara and Shireen Roshanravan establish a critical framework for understanding Asian American feminisms as a field of scholarly, political inquiry that engages the theory and praxis of women of color feminisms. Through public events and resources, AAFC seeks to provide spaces for identity exploration, political education, community … Care in the Time of Coronavirus (March 2020), Building an Asian American Feminist Movement (September 2018), Printer set up: Double-sided with short-edge binding (layout), Building an Asian American Feminist Movement. A journey through warmth and sharpness, this collection of poetry explores the realities of multiple identities, language, diasporic life & pain, the self, community, healing, celebration, and love. The struggles of feminist movements since the adoption of the UN Beijing Platform for Action in 1995, which remains one of the strongest commitments to women’s human rights, have brought … “The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. This has made it difficult to have a single collective force representing Asian American women, with the same shared issues. She offers personal meditations on how feminists learn about worlds from their efforts to transform them. She provides a dynamic view of how labor and citizenship were defined, enforced, and contested in a formative era for white-nonwhite relations in America. Essays, criticism, interviews, testimonials, poetry, and visual art examine how race, class, gender, and sexuality are both systemic to women of color oppression and liberation. With a focus on the contradictions and ironies that suffuse Filipino history, Rafael delineates the multiple ways that colonialism has both inhabited and enabled the nationalist discourse of the present. Biden signs memorandum to combat bias incidents toward Asian Americans . Black + Asian American Feminist Solidarities. A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the United States, from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. A powerful book of poetry about the intersections of disability, race, gender, class, and sexuality written by a disabled queer femme of color. A compilation of essays by young women of color on their experiences with gender and race. For an Asian woman, fitting in with mainstream feminism would require assimilating yourself completely to mainstream White culture. Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics brings together groundbreaking essays that speak to the relationship between Asian American feminisms, feminist of color work, and transnational feminist scholarship. An anthology exploring generational differences in South Asian diaspora culture; what is freedom in this new world? Serve the People tells the story of the social and cultural movement that knit these disparate communities into a political identity, the history of how—and why—the double consciousness of Asian America came to be. South Asian Feminisms: Contemporary Interventions / Ania Loomba and Ritty A. Lukose 1 I. Feminism, Religion, and the Secular From Shah Bano to Kausar Bano: Contextualizing the "Muslim Woman" within a Communalized Polity / Flavia Agnes 33 Global Discourses, Situated Traditions, and Muslim Women's Agency in Pakistan / Amina Jamal 54 It’s not possible. These Asian female theologians live in Asia and also among the diaspora (in North America, Europe, Australia, etc.). FIRST FEMINIST STIRRINGS. Examining the role of the state in perpetuating ongoing racism against South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh people, Iyer catalogs recent racial flashpoints, from the 2012 massacre at the Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, to the violent opposition to the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and to the Park 51 Community Center in Lower Manhattan. Korean American Women: From Tradition to Modern Feminism. This book tells the little-known history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, from the arrival of the first Asians in the Americas to the present-day. This essential book analyzes and speaks from personal experience about how transphobia and transmisogyny function. Many of them do classic and contextual theological work. “An Asian-American feminist movement is the only movement that is able to accurately advocate for and represent the needs of Asian-American cis and trans women,” Kim told NBC News… As feminists from across the globe take stock of the state of women’s rights and gender equality at the Beijing+25 conference, there are feelings of both pain and promise. Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics brings together groundbreaking essays that speak to the relationship between Asian American feminisms, feminist of color work, and transnational feminist scholarship. Asian feminist theology arose in reaction to liberation theologies in various regions, and began to be fostered in response to political and economic predicaments caused by the interference of North American and European institutions and corporations under the name of “progress,” when Asian countries began to achieve independence after World War II. Particularly, it traces an early 20th century group of Chinese American feminists in San Francisco who promoted a Confucian movement for women’s rights in the United States, China, … I don’t think a statistical breakdown of feminist identification by ethnic group is enough to paint the full picture. American History Unbound reveals our past through the lens of Asian American and Pacific Islander history. Sage, 1996. New scholars such as Chen Duxiu and other medias encouraging women’s rights were surfacing rapidly. A comprehensive history of the powerful Chinese American women’s movement that arose in the Bay Area in the early 20th century. The U.S im… These essays explore what it means to be both independent and loyal, liberal and conservative, and how to survive at the nexus of two worlds. By comparison, the population o… Wu demonstrates that the invention of the model minority took place in multiple arenas, such as battles over zoot suiters leaving wartime internment camps, the juvenile delinquency panic of the 1950s, Hawaii statehood, and the African American freedom movement. Asian American Studies Now truly represents the enormous changes occurring in Asian American communities and the world, changes that require a reconsideration of how the interdisciplinary field of Asian American studies is defined and taught. In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Boggs shrewdly assesses the current crisis—political, economical, and environmental—and shows how to create the radical social change we need to confront new realities. Asian American Feminist Collective engages in intersectional feminist politics grounded within our communities, including those whose backgrounds encompass East, Southeast, and South Asian, Pacific Islander, multi-ethnic and diasporic Asian identities. Asian American Women and Men: Labor, Laws, and Love. An important assessment of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks within Asian American feminisms that weaves together foundational texts from generations past with contemporary contexts. My parents, who were born and raised in Bangladesh before they came to the U.S. at a rather young age, support my identity. Aesthetics A collection of peminist (Filipina American feminist) cultural criticism by and about Filipina Americans. A collection of Mohanty’s essays examines the politics of difference and solidarity, decolonizing and democratizing feminist practice, the crossing of borders, and the relation of feminist knowledge and scholarship to organizing and social movements. Yet in the past three decades it has gradually emerged as one of the critical interpretations in contemporary scholarship. Through a comparative regional study from the end of Reconstruction to the eve of World War II, Glenn details how race and gender issues framed the struggle over labor and citizenship rights at the local level between blacks and whites in the South, Mexicans and Anglos in the Southwest, and Asians and haoles (the white planter class) in Hawaii. Asian American Feminist Collective (AAFC) engages in intersectional feminist politics grounded within our communities, including those whose backgrounds encompass East, Southeast, and South Asian, Pacific Islander, multi-ethnic and diasporic Asian identities. The 19 largest origin groups together account for 94% of the total Asian population in the U.S. New fact sheets for each of these Asian origin groups accompany this blog post. 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