Download PDF by Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson: A Race So Different: Performance and Law in Asian America

By Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson

Winner of the 2014 amazing e-book Award offered via the organization for Theatre in greater Education
Taking a functionality experiences method of knowing Asian American racial subjectivity, Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson argues that the legislation impacts racial formation by means of compelling Asian americans to embrace and practice recognizable identities in either well known aesthetic varieties (such as theater, opera, or rock track) and within the rituals of daily life. Tracing the construction of Asian American selfhood from the period of Asian Exclusion in the course of the international conflict on Terror, A Race So Different explores the criminal paradox wherein U.S. legislation apprehends the Asian American physique as concurrently excluded from and incorporated in the nationwide physique politic.


Bringing jointly greatly outlined varieties of functionality, from creative works comparable to Madame Butterfly to the superb Court’s oral arguments within the Cambodian American deportation situations of the twenty-first century, this ebook invitations dialog approximately how Asian American functionality makes use of the level to record, interrogate, and complicate the techniques of racialization in U.S. legislation. via his extraordinary use of a wealthy felony and cultural archive, Chambers-Letson articulates a strong realizing of the development of social and racial realities within the modern United States.

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