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HIGHLIGHTS Hyper Education

Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough

Stuck

Why Asian Americans Don’t Reach the Top of the Corporate Ladder

PAWAN DHINGRA

MARGARET M. CHIN

An up-close look at the education arms race of after-school learning, academic competitions, and the perceived failure of even our best schools to educate children 352 PAGES • CLOTH 978-1-4798-3114-2 • $29.95

A behind-the-scenes examination of Asian Americans in the workplace

Open World Empire

The Race Card

CHRISTOPHER B. PATTERSON

TARA FICKLE

Seeking ways to understand video games beyond their imperial logics, Patterson turns to erotics to reinvigorate the potential passions and pleasures of play

How games have been used to establish and combat Asian American racial stereotypes

344 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-9590-8 • $35.00

In Postmillennial Pop

Race, Erotics, and the Global Rise of Video Games

22J4 PAGES • CLOTH 978-1-4798-1681-1 • $28.00

From Gaming Technologies to Model Minorities

272 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-0595-2 • $30.00

In Postmillennial Pop

Whiter

Asian American Women on Skin Color and Colorism Edited by NIKKI KHANNA Heartfelt personal accounts from Asian American women on their experiences with skin color bias, from being labeled “too dark” to becoming empowered to challenge beauty standards

Our Voices, Our Histories

Asian American and Pacific Islander Woman Edited by SHIRLEY HUNE and GAIL

M. NOMURA An innovative anthology showcasing Asian American and Pacific Islander women’s histories

280 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-0029-2 • $25.00

520 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-7701-0 • $35.00

Popular Culture and Civic Imagination

Intimacies of Conflict

Edited by HENRY JENKINS,

GABRIEL PETERS-LAZARO, and SANGITA SHRESTHOVA How popular culture is engaged by activists to effect emancipatory political change

Cultural Memory and the Korean War DANIEL Y. KIM

Reframes the archives of The Forgotten War 336 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-0536-5 • $29.00

400 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-6950-3 • $32.00

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IMMIGRATION & DIASPORA A War Born Family

African American Adoption in the Wake of the Korean War

Framed by War

Korean Children and Women at the Crossroads of US Empire

KORI A. GRAVES

SUSIE WOO

The origins of a transnational adoption strategy that secured the future for Korean-black children

An intimate portrait of the postwar lives of Korean children and womens 336 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-8053-9 • $32.00

328 PAGES • CLOTH 978-1-4798-7232-9 • $45.00

In Nation of Nations

A Recipe for Gentrification

Food, Power, and Resistance in the City ALISON HOPE ALKON, YUKI KATO, and JOSHUA SBICCA How gentrification uproots the urban food landscape, and what activists are doing to resist it 384 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-1137-3 • $35.00

Korean American Families in Immigrant America

How Teens and Parents Navigate Race SUMIE OKAZAKI and NANCY ABELMANN An engaging ethnography of Korean American immigrant families navigating the United States 272 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-3668-0 • $32.00

2018 Outstanding Academic Title, Title CHOICE Magazine

Filipino Studies

Being Muslim

Palimpsests of Nation and Diaspora

A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam

Edited by MARTIN F. MANALANSAN

SYLVIA CHAN-MALIK

and AUGUSTO ESPIRITU A field-defining collection of vibrant voices, critical perspectives, and provocative ideas about the cultural, political, and economic state of the Philippines and its diaspora 464 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-8435-3 • $30.00

An exploration of twentieth and twenty-first century US Muslim womanhood that centers the lived experience of women of color

Strange Fruit of the Black Pacific

Imperialism’s Racial Justice and Its Fugitives VINCE SCHLEITWILER Traces the interrelated migrations of African Americans, Japanese Americans, and Filipinos across US domains

288 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-2342-0 • $29.00

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GENDER & SEXUALITY Legalizing Sex

Sexual Minorities, AIDS, and Citizenship in India

Returns of War

South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory

CHAITANYA LAKKIMSETTI

LONG T. BUI

How the rise of HIV in India resulted in government protections for gay groups, transgender people, and sex workers

The legacy and memory of wartime South Vietnam through the eyes of Vietnamese refugees

208 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-2636-0 • $30.00

256 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-7195-7 • $30.00 In Nation of Nations 2019 ATHE Outstanding Book Award, Award Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia Edited by S. HEIJIN LEE, CHRISTINA H. MOON, and THUY LINH

NGUYEN TU Original essays consider the role of bodily aesthetics in the shaping of Asian modernities and the formation of the so-called “Asian Century” 320 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-9284-6 • $30.00 In NYU Series in Social and Cultural

Desi Hoop Dreams

Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity STANLEY I. THANGARAJ

“A must-read book for students and scholars of Asian American studies.” —Journal of Asian American Studies “[O]ffers an important ethnographic exploration of the making of masculinity among South Asian American men from brown bodies to brown-out spaces...” —Hoching Jiang, Gender & Society 288 PAGES • PAPER 978-0-8147-6093-2 • $28.00

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ART & AESTHETICS 2019 ATHE Outstanding Book Award, Award Association for Theatre in Higher Education

After the Party

A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life JOSHUA CHAMBERS-LETSON A new manifesto for performance studies on the art of queer of color worldmaking 336 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-3277-4 • $30.00 In Sexual Cultures

2016 Association for Asian American Studies Award for Best Book in Cultural Studies

The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies RACHEL C. LEE Addresses the question: if race has been settled as a legal or social construction and not as biological fact, why do Asian American artists, authors, and performers continue to scrutinize their body parts? 336 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-0978-3 • $28.00

The Filipino Primitive

Accumulation and Resistance in the American Museum SARITA ECHAVEZ SEE How museums’ visual culture contributes to knowledge accumulation 272 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-2505-9 • $30.00

Unnamable

The Ends of Asian American Art SUSETTE MIN Redraws the contours of Asian American art, attempting to free it from a categorization that stifles more than it reveals 272 PAGES • PAPER 978-0-8147-6430-5 • $30.00

In Sexual Cultures

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GREAT FOR COURSES Includes Class Discussion Questions

Keywords for Asian American Studies

Women in Japanese Religions

Edited by CATHY J. SCHLUND-VIALS,

BARBARA R. AMBROS

K. SCOTT WONG, and LINDA TRINH VÕ

336 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-0328-6 • $28.00

Presents a new narrative that offers strikingly different vistas of Japan’s pluralistic traditions than the received accounts that foreground male religious figures and male-dominated institutions 240 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-8406-3 • $20.00

In Keywords

In Women in Religions

Sitting in Darkness

Contemporary Asian America third edition

A new vocabulary for Asian American studies engaging social sciences, humanities, and cultural studies

Mark Twain’s Asia and Comparative Racialization HSUAN L. HSU

Examines Mark Twain’s career-long archive of writings about US relations with China and the Philippines

A Multidisciplinary Reader Edited by MIN ZHOU and ANTHONY C. OCAMPO

In America and the Long 19th Century

Offers a broad overview of Asian American studies and the current state of Asian America—updated to include the impact of 9/11 on identity; the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality in immigrants; and more 688 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-2622-3 • $35.00

Critical Race Theory third edition

Global Asian American Pop Cultures

248 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-1510-4 • $26.00

An Introduction

Edited by SHILPA DAVE, LEILANI

RICHARD DELGADO and JEAN STEFANCIC Updated to include the Black Lives Matter movement, the presidency of Barack Obama, the rise of hate speech on the Internet, and more

NISHIME, and TASHA OREN A toolkit for understanding how Asian Americans influence, consume and are reflected by mainstream media 400 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-1573-9 • $30.00

244 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-0276-0 • $20.00 In Critical America

The 9/11 Generation

Youth, Rights, and Solidarity in the War on Terror SUNAINA MARR MAIRA Explores how young people from communities targeted in the War on Terror engage with the “political,” even while they are under constant scrutiny and surveillance 320 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-8051-5 • $30.00

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