Margins and Mainstreams: Asians in American History and Culture

Paperback | February 12, 2014

byGary Y. OkihiroIntroduction byGary Y. OkihiroPreface byMoon-ho Jung

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In this classic book on the meaning of multiculturalism in larger American society, Gary Okihiro explores the significance of Asian American experiences from the perspectives of historical consciousness, race, gender, class, and culture.

While exploring anew the meanings of Asian American social history, Okihiro argues that the core values and ideals of the nation emanate today not from the so-called mainstream but from the margins, from among Asian and African Americans, Latinos and American Indians, women, and the gay and lesbian community. Those groups in their struggles for equality, have helped to preserve and advance the founders’ ideals and have made America a more democratic place for all.

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In this classic book on the meaning of multiculturalism in larger American society, Gary Okihiro explores the significance of Asian American experiences from the perspectives of historical consciousness, race, gender, class, and culture.While exploring anew the meanings of Asian American social history, Okihiro argues that the core val...

Gary Y. Okihiro is emeritus professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.48 × 5.53 × 0.58 inPublished:February 12, 2014Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295993561

ISBN - 13:9780295993560

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Table of Contents

PrefaceForewordIntroduction1. When and Where I Enter2. Is Yellow Black or White?3. Recentering Women4. Family Album History5. Perils of the Body and Mind6. Margin as MainstreamBibliographyIndex

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A convenient summary that deftly synthesizes recent scholarship exploring the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and culture among Asian Americans in the U.S. This stimulating and sophisticated treatment, written by a mature scholar, is well worth reading.

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