A Race So Different: Performance and Law in Asian America by Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson PDF

By Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson

Winner of the 2014 impressive e-book Award provided through the organization for Theatre in greater Education
Taking a functionality reviews method of figuring out Asian American racial subjectivity, Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson argues that the legislations affects racial formation by means of compelling Asian american citizens to embrace and practice recognizable identities in either well known aesthetic types (such as theater, opera, or rock tune) and within the rituals of lifestyle. Tracing the creation of Asian American selfhood from the period of Asian Exclusion throughout the worldwide conflict on Terror, A Race So Different explores the criminal paradox wherein U.S. legislation apprehends the Asian American physique as concurrently excluded from and integrated in the nationwide physique politic.


Bringing jointly generally outlined different types of functionality, from creative works akin to Madame Butterfly to the best Court’s oral arguments within the Cambodian American deportation circumstances of the twenty-first century, this booklet invitations dialog approximately how Asian American functionality makes use of the degree to rfile, interrogate, and complicate the strategies of racialization in U.S. legislations. via his striking use of a wealthy criminal and cultural archive, Chambers-Letson articulates a strong knowing of the development of social and racial realities within the modern United States.

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