Title Asian American Feminisms & Women of Color Politics
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Author Lynn Fujiwara, Shireen Roshanravan
ISBN 9780295744353
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 320
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher University of Washington press (Combined Academic Publishers)
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Reviews:

“Maps out an Asian American feminist genealogy that is rooted in women of color feminism as well as a framework for what constitutes Asian American feminist theoretical critique.”

—Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, author of Migrants for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World

 

“An important assessment of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks within Asian American feminisms that weaves together foundational texts from generations past with contemporary contexts.”

—Lisa Sun-Hee Park, author of Entitled to Nothing: The Struggle for Immigrant Health Care in the Age of Welfare Reform

 

Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics argues compellingly for necessary theoretical and political engagements with practices of dialogue and solidarity, but also with histories of erasure and exclusion, between Asian American feminisms and women of color politics. This is an exciting collection of dynamic and forthright essays grappling with the possibilities, and incommensurabilities, of coalition-making and strategies for creating, sustaining, and sometimes breaking them – and we would do well to listen to its insights.”

—Mimi Thi Nguyen, author of The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages

 

“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. This exciting, groundbreaking collection should be required reading for scholars of Asian American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, as well as anyone interested in women of color politics, epistemologies, and coalitions.”

—Patti Duncan, author of Tell This Silence: Asian American Women and the Politics of Speech


Description:

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. 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 “settler complicities” and cross-racial solidarities, and Asian American community-based strategies against state violence as shaped by and tied to women of color feminisms. Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics provides a deep conceptual intervention into the theoretical underpinnings of Asian American studies; ethnic studies; women’s, gender, and sexual studies; as well as cultural studies in general.


Contents:

Acknowledgments

INTRODUCTION Lynn Fujiwara and Shireen Roshanravan

PART ONE. RE-MEMBERING OUR PRESENT:
Asian American Genealogies in the Emergence of Women of Color Formations

Chapter 1. Intersectionality and Incommensurability: Third World Feminism and Asian Decolonization
GRACE KYUNGWON HONG

Chapter 2. Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Feminisms: Radicalism, Liberalism, and Invisibility
JUDY TZU-CHUN WU

PART TWO. EROTIC (DIS)CONNECTIONS:
Epistemologies of Asian American Sexual Politics

Chapter 3. Without Enhancements: Sexual Violence in the Everyday Lives of Asian American Women
ERIN KHUÊ NINH

Chapter 4. Peminist and Queer Affiliation in Literature as a Blueprint for Filipinx Decolonization and Liberation
THOMAS XAVIER SARMIENTO

PART THREE. DECOLONIAL INVESTMENTS:
Centering Indigeneity and Orienting against Settler Complicities

Chapter 5. Decolonizing API: Centering Indigenous Pacific Islander Feminism
STEPHANIE NOHELANI TEVES AND MAILE ARVIN

Chapter 6. Becoming Restive: Orientations in Asian American Feminist Theory and Praxis
TAMSIN KIMOTO

Chapter 7. Navigating Colonial Pitfalls: Race, Citizenship and the Politics of “South Asian Canadian” Feminism
SUNERA THOBANI

PART FOUR. BEYOND “CULTURE CLASH” REDUCTIONS:
Organizing against State and Interpersonal Violenc

Chapter 8. The Language of Care: Hmong Refugee Activism and a Feminist Refugee Epistemology
MA VANG

Chapter 9. Negotiating Legacies: The “Traffic in Women” and the Politics of Filipina/o American Feminist Solidarity
GINA VELASCO

Chapter 10. Race, Reproductive Justice, and the Criminalization of Purvi Patel
PRIYA KANDASWAMY

PART FIVE. INCOMMENSURABILITY AND (IN)VISIBILITY
Theorizing an Asian American Feminist Praxis

Chapter 11. Multiplicity, Women of Color Politics, and an Asian American Feminist Praxis
LYNN FUJIWARA

Chapter 12. Weaponizing Our (In) Visibility: Asian American Feminist Ruptures of the Model-Minority Optic
SHIREEN ROSHANRAVAN

List of Contributors

Index


About the Editors:

Lynn Fujiwara is associate professor at the University of Oregon. She is the author of Mothers without Citizenship: Asian Immigrant Families and the Consequences of Welfare Reform.

Shireen Roshanravan is associate professor of American ethnic studies at Kansas State University. She is the coeditor of Speaking Face to Face / Hablando Cara a Cara: The Visionary Philosophy of María Lugones.


Target Audience:

People interested in Women Studies, Gender Studies, Sexual Studies and Cultural Studies.

 

 
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