Asian American Women and Men: Labor, Laws, and Love

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1997 - Social Science - 143 pages
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What is the "Asian American experience"? What role does gender play within that experience? How do race and economics factor in? Asian American Women and Men answers these questions and examines how Asian American culture is shaped by a variety of forces. This groundbreaking volume in the new Gender Lens Series is among the first to explore the Asian experience from a gendered perspective. Author Yen Le Espiritu documents how the historical and contemporary oppression of Asian Americans has structured gender relationships among them and has contributed to the creation of social institutions and systems of meaning. In so doing, she illustrates how race, class, and gender do not merely run parallel to each another, but rather intersect and confirm one another. Some of the topics discussed include Asian Americans and immigration, labor recruitment, education, relationships, and stereotypes. Asian American Women and Men has an exceptionally broad audience including students and professionals in gender studies, Asian American studies, race and ethnicity studies, sociology, political science, anthropology, and American studies. This product is now available from: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Phone: 800-462-6420 Fax: 800-338-4550 http:\\www.rowmanlittlefield.com
  

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Contents

Labor Laws and Love
1
Theorizing Race Gender and Class
3
Their Material and Cultural Lives
7
Goals Scope and Methodology
13
Stretching Gender Family and Community Boundaries 1840s1930s
16
Labor Recruitment Exclusion Laws and the Shortage of Women
17
Stretching the Boundaries of Family
21
Work and Changing Gender Relations
28
The Highly Educated
65
The Disadvantaged
71
The SelfEmployed
77
Conclusion
84
Ideological Racism and Cultural Resistance Constructing Our Own Images
86
Yellow Peril Charlie Chan and Suzie Wong
87
Reconstructing Our Own Images
98
Controlling Images Gender and Cultural Nationalism
103

Conclusion
39
Changing Lives World War II and the Postwar Years
42
The Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans
43
Chinese Korean Filipino and Indian Americans
49
The Emerging Middle Class
52
The Separated Wives War Brides and Refugees
54
Conclusion
60
Contemporary Asian America Immigration Increasing Diversity and Changing Resources
61
Changing Laws Labor Needs and Gender Composition
62
Asian Americans and the Contemporary US Labor Market
64
Conclusion
106
Beyond Dualisms Constructing an Imagined Community
108
Yellow as Neither Black nor White
109
Asians as Neither Man nor Woman
110
Race or Gender or Class
113
Constructing an Imagined Community
116
References
120
Index
136
About the Author
145
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About the author (1997)

Yen Le Espiritu, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego, has written on ethnicity, immigration and race relations. Originally from Vietnam, she is the author of Asian American Panethnicity: Bridging Institutions and Identities and Filipino American Lives.

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