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By Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson

Winner of the 2014 impressive publication Award offered by means of the organization for Theatre in larger Education
Taking a functionality reports method of realizing Asian American racial subjectivity, Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson argues that the legislation impacts racial formation via compelling Asian americans to include and practice recognizable identities in either well known aesthetic types (such as theater, opera, or rock song) and within the rituals of daily life. Tracing the creation of Asian American selfhood from the period of Asian Exclusion during the international struggle on Terror, A Race So Different explores the felony paradox wherein U.S. legislations 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 resembling Madame Butterfly to the very best Court’s oral arguments within the Cambodian American deportation situations of the twenty-first century, this publication 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 felony 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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