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By Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson

Winner of the 2014 amazing ebook Award awarded by way of the organization for Theatre in better Education
 
Taking a functionality stories method of figuring out Asian American racial subjectivity, Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson argues that the legislations impacts racial formation through compelling Asian american citizens to include and practice recognizable identities in either well known aesthetic types (such as theater, opera, or rock tune) and within the rituals of daily life. Tracing the creation of Asian American selfhood from the period of Asian Exclusion in the course of the worldwide warfare on Terror, A Race So Different explores the felony paradox wherein U.S. legislations apprehends the Asian American physique as concurrently excluded from and incorporated in the nationwide physique politic.

 

Bringing jointly greatly outlined types of functionality, from inventive works reminiscent of Madame Butterfly to the best Court’s oral arguments within the Cambodian American deportation situations of the twenty-first century, this e-book invitations dialog approximately how Asian American functionality makes use of the degree to record, interrogate, and complicate the methods of racialization in U.S. legislations. via his remarkable use of a wealthy criminal and cultural archive, Chambers-Letson articulates a powerful realizing of the development of social and racial realities within the modern United States.

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