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

By Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson

Winner of the 2014 amazing publication Award offered by means of the organization for Theatre in greater Education
Taking a functionality reports method of figuring out Asian American racial subjectivity, Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson argues that the legislation affects racial formation by way of compelling Asian american citizens to embrace and practice recognizable identities in either renowned aesthetic kinds (such as theater, opera, or rock track) and within the rituals of lifestyle. Tracing the creation of Asian American selfhood from the period of Asian Exclusion during the worldwide battle on Terror, A Race So Different explores the criminal paradox wherein U.S. legislations apprehends the Asian American physique as at the same time excluded from and integrated in the nationwide physique politic.


Bringing jointly generally outlined types of functionality, from creative works resembling Madame Butterfly to the superb Court’s oral arguments within the Cambodian American deportation instances 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 methods of racialization in U.S. legislations. via his notable use of a wealthy criminal and cultural archive, Chambers-Letson articulates a powerful knowing of the development of social and racial realities within the modern United States.

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