Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South (Asian American Experience) (Hardcover)

Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South (Asian American Experience) By Khyati Y. Joshi (Editor), Jigna Desai (Editor), Vivek Bald (Contributions by), Leslie Bow (Contributions by), Amy L. Brandzel (Contributions by), Daniel Bronstein (Contributions by), Jigna Desai (Contributions by), Jennifer Ann Ho (Contributions by), Khyati Y. Joshi (Contributions by), ChangHwan Kim (Contributions by), Marguerite Nguyen (Contributions by), Purvi Shah (Contributions by), Arthur Sakamoto (Contributions by), Jasmine Tang (Contributions by), Isao Takei (Contributions by), Roy Vu (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Khyati Y. Joshi (Editor), Jigna Desai (Editor), Vivek Bald (Contributions by), Leslie Bow (Contributions by), Amy L. Brandzel (Contributions by), Daniel Bronstein (Contributions by), Jigna Desai (Contributions by), Jennifer Ann Ho (Contributions by), Khyati Y. Joshi (Contributions by), ChangHwan Kim (Contributions by), Marguerite Nguyen (Contributions by), Purvi Shah (Contributions by), Arthur Sakamoto (Contributions by), Jasmine Tang (Contributions by), Isao Takei (Contributions by), Roy Vu (Contributions by)
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Extending the understanding of race and ethnicity in the South beyond the prism of black-white relations, this interdisciplinary collection explores the growth, impact, and significance of rapidly growing Asian American populations in the American South. Avoiding the usual focus on the East and West Coasts, several essays attend to the nuanced ways in which Asian Americans negotiate the dominant black and white racial binary, while others provoke readers to reconsider the supposed cultural isolation of the region, reintroducing the South within a historical web of global networks across the Caribbean, Pacific, and Atlantic. Contributors are Vivek Bald, Leslie Bow, Amy Brandzel, Daniel Bronstein, Jigna Desai, Jennifer Ho, Khyati Y. Joshi, ChangHwan Kim, Marguerite Nguyen, Purvi Shah, Arthur Sakamoto, Jasmine Tang, Isao Takei, and Roy Vu.

About the Author


Khyati Y. Joshi is an associate professor in the College of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University and the author of New Roots in America's Sacred Ground: Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in Indian America. Jigna Desai is an associate professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Her books include The Bollywood Reader and Beyond Bollywood: The Cultural Politics of South Asian Disaporic Film.

Praise For…


A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2014.

"A timely and necessary contribution to multiple fields of inquiry, including southern history and studies, immigration history, urban history, foreign relations history, U.S. history writ large, religious studies, American studies, ethnic studies, and Asian American studies. . . . Fresh and forward-looking, Asian Americans in Dixie should serve as a launching pad for new directions in the histories of race, migration, and the U.S. South."--The Journal of Southern History
 

"This collection brings valuable attention to the largely overlooked experiences of Asian Americans in the southern US. . . . An important contribution to Asian American studies. Essential."--Choice
 

"Delving into the complex history of race and ethnicity in the American South, these scholars explore the ways in which Asian Americans must be part of that narrative, both past and present. This book will have great potential as a teaching tool in Asian American studies and Southern studies."--Krystyn R. Moon, author of Yellowface: Creating the Chinese in American Popular Music and Performance, 1850s–1920s

"Delving into the complex history of race and ethnicity in the American South, these scholars explore the ways in which Asian Americans must be part of that narrative, both past and present. This book will have great potential as a teaching tool in Asian American studies and Southern studies."--Krystyn R. Moon, author of Yellowface: Creating the Chinese in American Popular Music and Performance, 1850s–1920s
Product Details
ISBN: 9780252037832
ISBN-10: 0252037839
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: October 14th, 2013
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Asian American Experience