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

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 - Social Science - 176 pages
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Labor, laws, and love. Yen Le Espiritu explores how racist and gendered labor conditions and immigration laws have affected relations between and among Asian American women and men. Asian American Men and Women documents how the historical and contemporary oppression of Asians in the United States has (re)structured the balance of power between Asian American women and men and shaped their struggles to create and maintain social institutions and systems of meaning. Espiritu emphasizes how race, gender, and class, as categories of difference, do not parallel but instead intersect and confirm one other.
  

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Contents

LABOR LAWSAND LOVE
1
Theorizing Race Gender and Class
4
Their Material and Cultural Lives
8
Goals Scope and Methodology
15
STRETCHING GENDER FAMILY AND COMMUNITY BOUNDARIES I840sI930s
19
Labor Recruitment Exclusion Laws and the Shortage of Women
20
Stretching the Boundaries of Family
25
Work and Changing Gender Relations
34
Gender Relations Among Salaried Professionals
78
Gender Relations Among SelfEmployed Entrepreneurs
82
Gender Relations Among Wage Laborers
87
Conclusion
94
IDEOLOGICAL RACISM AND CULTURAL RESISTANCE CONSTRUCTING OUR OWN IMAGES
97
Yellow Peril Charlie Chan and Suzie Wong
99
Reconstructing Our Own Images
111
Controlling Images Gender and Cultural Nationalism
117

Conclusion
47
CHANGING LIVES WORLD WAR II AND THE POSTWAR YEARS
49
The Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans
50
Chinese Korean Filipino and Indian Americans
57
The Emerging Middle Class
60
The Separated Wives War Brides and Refugees
63
Conclusion
69
CONTEMPORARY ASIAN AMERICA IMMIGRATION INCREASING DIVERSITY AND CHANGING RESOURCES
71
Immigration Laws Labor Needs and Changing Gender Composition
73
Economic Diversity Among Contemporary Asian Immigrants
74
Conclusion
121
BEYOND DUALISMS CONSTRUCTING AN IMAGINED COMMUNITY
123
Yellow as Neither Black nor White
124
Asians as Neither Man nor Woman
126
Race or Gender or Class
129
Constructing an Imagined Community
131
WORKS CITED
137
INDEX
167
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
175
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Yen Le Espiritu, is 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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