Asian/Pacific Islander American Women: A Historical Anthology (Google eBook)

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Shirley Hune, Gail M. Nomura
NYU Press, 2003 - History - 426 pages
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Asian/Pacific Islander American Women is the first collection devoted to the historical study of A/PI women's diverse experiences in America. Covering a broad terrain from pre-large scale Asian emigration and Hawaii in its pre-Western contact period to the continental United States, the Philippines, and Guam at the end of the twentieth century, the text views women as historical subjects actively negotiating complex hierarchies of power.

The volume presents new findings about a range of groups, including recent immigrants to the U.S. and understudied communities. Comprised of original new work, it includes chapters on women who are Cambodian, Chamorro, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Native Hawaiian, South Asian, and Vietnamese Americans. It addresses a wide range of women's experiences-as immigrants, military brides, refugees, American born, lesbians, workers, mothers, beauty contestants, and community activists. There are also pieces on historiography and methodology, and bibliographic and video documentary resources.

This groundbreaking anthology is an important addition to the scholarship in Asian/Pacific American studies, ethnic studies, American studies, women's studies, and U.S. history, and is a valuable resource for scholars and students.

Contributors include: Xiaolan Bao, Sucheng Chan, Catherine Ceniza Choy, Vivian Loyola Dames, Jennifer Gee, Madhulika S. Khandelwal, Lili M. Kim, Nancy In Kyung Kim, Erika Lee, Shirley Jennifer Lim, Valerie Matsumoto, Sucheta Mazumdar, Davianna Pomaika'i McGregor, Trinity A. Ordona, Rhacel Salazar Parreņas, Amy Ku'uleialoha Stillman, Charlene Tung, Kathleen Uno, Linda Trinh Võ, Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Ji-Yeon Yuh, and Judy Yung.

  

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Contents

Through Our Eyes AsianPacific Islander American Womens History
1
On Our Terms Definitions and Context
16
Reenvisioning Womens History
23
Constructed Images of Native Hawaiian Women
25
Unlearning Orientalism Locating Asian and Asian American Women in Family History
42
What Happened to the Women? Chinese and Indian Male Migration to the United States in Global Perspective
58
Revisiting Immigrant Wives and Picture Brides
75
Exclusion Acts Chinese Women during the Chinese Exclusion Era 18821943
77
Imagined Community Sisterhood and Resistance among Korean Military Brides in America 19501996
221
Managing Survival Economic Realities for Vietnamese American Women
237
Scarred yet Undefeated Hmong and Cambodian Women and Girls in the United State
253
Negotiating Globalization Work and Motherhood
269
Asian Immigrant Women and Global Restructuring 1970s1990s
271
Politicizing Motherhood Chinese Garment Workers Campaign for Daycare Centers in New York City 19771982
286
Caring across Borders Motherhood Marriage and Filipina Domestic Workers in California
301
Challenging Community and the State Contemporary Spaces of Struggle
317

Housewives Mens Villages and Sexual Respectability Gender and the Interrogation of Asian Women at the Angel Island Immigration Station
90
Redefining the Boundaries of Traditional Gender Roles Korean Picture Brides Pioneer Korean Immigrant Women and Their Benevolent Nationalism ...
106
Recovering Womens History through Oral History and Journal Writing
121
A Bowlful of Tears Lee Puey Yous Immigration Experience at Angel Island
123
Filipina American Journal Writing Recovering Womens History
138
Contesting Cultural Formations and Practices Constructing New Hybrid Lives
153
The Ministering Angel of Chinatown Missionary Uplift Modern Medicine and Asian American Womens Strategies of Liminality
155
Japanese American Girls Clubs in Los Angeles during the 1920s and 1930s
172
Contested Beauty Asian American Womens Cultural Citizenship during the Early Cold War Era
188
Passed into the Present Women in Hawaiian Entertainment
205
Reshaping Lives and Communities after Militarism and War
219
Asian Lesbians in San Francisco Struggles to Create a Safe Space 1970s1980s
319
Relocating Struggle Filipino Nurses Organize in the United States
335
Opening Spaces South Asian American Women Leaders in the Late Twentieth Century
350
Chamorro Women SelfDetermination and the Politics of Abortion in Guam
365
Additional Resources
383
Asian American and Pacific Islander American Women as Historical Subjects A Bibliographic Essay
385
In Her Eyes An Annotated Bibliography of Video Documentaries on AsianPacific Islander American Women
401
About the Contributors
417
Index
421
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About the author (2003)

Shirley Hune is Professor of Urban Planning and Asian American Studies and Associate Dean of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Gail M. Nomura is Assistant Professor of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington.

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