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The Resource The racial mundane : Asian American performance and the embodied everyday, Ju Yon Kim

The racial mundane : Asian American performance and the embodied everyday, Ju Yon Kim

Label
The racial mundane : Asian American performance and the embodied everyday
Title
The racial mundane
Title remainder
Asian American performance and the embodied everyday
Statement of responsibility
Ju Yon Kim
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Across the twentieth century, national controversies involving Asian Americans have drawn attention to such seemingly unremarkable activities as eating rice, greeting customers, and studying for exams. While public debates about Asian Americans have invoked quotidian practices to support inconsistent claims about racial difference, diverse aesthetic projects have tested these claims by experimenting with the relationships among habit, body, and identity. In The Racial Mundane, Ju Yon Kim argues that the ambiguous relationship between behavioral tendencies and the body has sustained paradoxical characterizations of Asian Americans as ideal and impossible Americans. The body's uncertain attachment to its routine motions promises alternately to materialize racial distinctions and to dissolve them. Kim's study focuses on works of theater, fiction, and film that explore the interface between racialized bodies and everyday enactments to reveal new and latent affiliations. The various modes of performance developed in these works not only encourage audiences to see habitual behaviors differently, but also reveal the stakes of noticing such behaviors at all. Integrating studies of race, performance, and the everyday, The Racial Mundane invites readers to reflect on how and to what effect perfunctory behaviors become objects of public scrutiny"--From publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.895/073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A75
LC item number
K55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The racial mundane : Asian American performance and the embodied everyday, Ju Yon Kim
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Ambiguous habits and the paradox of Asian American racial formation -- Trying on the yellow jacket at the limits of our town : the routines of race and nation -- Everyday rituals and the performance of community -- Making change : interracial conflict, cross-racial performance -- Homework becomes you : the model minority and its doubles -- Afterword: The everyday Asian American online
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 287 pages
Isbn
9781479844326
Lccn
2014043547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn893452351
  • UtOrBLW
Label
The racial mundane : Asian American performance and the embodied everyday, Ju Yon Kim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Ambiguous habits and the paradox of Asian American racial formation -- Trying on the yellow jacket at the limits of our town : the routines of race and nation -- Everyday rituals and the performance of community -- Making change : interracial conflict, cross-racial performance -- Homework becomes you : the model minority and its doubles -- Afterword: The everyday Asian American online
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 287 pages
Isbn
9781479844326
Lccn
2014043547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn893452351
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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