<i>Asian American Studies After Critical Mass</i>is a dynamic collection that showcases the most exciting scholarship in the field from a critical and cultural studies perspective. Comprised of ten original essays written by a group of scholars at the vanguard of the discipline, this collection takes on a range of topics and concerns, including Asian American film and popular culture; Asian Americans at the dawn of the twenty-first century; globalization and transnational citizenship; and queer Asian America. Addressing some of the most exciting issues and ideas in Asian American studies, this book strikes a bold new path for the field.<br><p><br><p>This book can be used in conjunction with the Blackwell Companion to Asian American Studies.
?A stimulating set of essays from a new generation of Asian American Studies scholars. The collection opens new questions for the field and suggests important theoretical possibilities.? David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University
Notes on Contributors.
Asian American Studies in Its Second Phase: Kent A. Ono (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).
PART I: Representations.
1 What is the Political? American Culture and the Example of Viet Nam: Viet Nguyen (University of Southern California).
2 Ethnography, the Cinematic Apparatus, and Asian American Film Studies: Peter Feng (University of Delaware).
3 Culinary Fictions: Immigrant Foodways and Race in Indian American Literature: Anita Mannur (Wesleyan University).
PART II: Identities.
4 Foregrounding Native Nationalisms: A Critique of Anti-Nationalist Sentiment in Asian American Studies: Candace Fujikane (University of Hawaii).
5 A World Make-Over? An Asian American Queer Critique: Martin Manalansan IV (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).
6 Asian American Studies Through (Somewhat) Asian Eyes: Integrating ?Mixed Race? into the Asian American Discourse: Cynthia Nakashima (University of California at Berkeley).
PART III: Disciplines and Methodologies.
7 Asian American Studies and the ?Pacific Question?: J. Kehaulani Kauanui (Wesleyan University).
8 Planet Youth: Asian American Youth Cultures, Citizenship, and Globalization: Sunaina Maira (University of California, Davis).
9 The Problematics of History and Location of Filipino American Studies within Asian American Studies: Helen Toribio (San Francisco State University).
10 Rethinking Asian American Victimhood: Understanding the Complexity of Race and Citizenship in America: Taro Iwata (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).