showcases cutting edge instructions in Asian American cultural reports. In essays exploring subject matters starting from pulp fiction to multimedia artwork to import-car subcultures, individuals research Asian americans’ interactions with pop culture as either creators and shoppers. Written via a brand new new release of cultural critics, those essays mirror post-1965 Asian the US; the participants pay nuanced recognition to problems with gender, sexuality, transnationality, and citizenship, they usually unabashedly enjoy pop culture.
This interdisciplinary assortment brings jointly individuals operating in Asian American experiences, English, anthropology, sociology, and paintings background. they give thought to problems with cultural authenticity raised by means of Asian American participation in hip hop and jazz, the emergence of an orientalist “Indo-chic” in U.S. adolescence tradition, and the circulate of Vietnamese track sort indicates. They research the connection among chinese language eating places and American tradition, problems with sexuality and race delivered to the fore within the video functionality artwork of a Bruce Lee–channeling drag king, and immigrant tv audience’ dismayed reactions to a chinese language American chef who's “not chinese language enough.” The essays in Alien Encounters display the significance of scholarly engagement with pop culture. Taking pop culture heavily finds how humans think and show their affective relationships to background, identification, and belonging.
Contributors. Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Kevin Fellezs, Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, Joan Kee, Nhi T. Lieu, Sunaina Maira, Martin F. Manalansan IV, Mimi Thi Nguyen, Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, Sukhdev Sandhu, Christopher A. Shinn, Indigo Som, Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, Oliver Wang