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By Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu,Mimi Thi Nguyen,Kevin Fellezs

Alien Encounters showcases leading edge instructions in Asian American cultural stories. In essays exploring themes starting from pulp fiction to multimedia paintings to import-car subcultures, participants study Asian americans’ interactions with pop culture as either creators and shoppers. Written via a brand new iteration of cultural critics, those essays mirror post-1965 Asian the USA; the members pay nuanced recognition to problems with gender, sexuality, transnationality, and citizenship, and so they unabashedly get pleasure from pop culture.

This interdisciplinary assortment brings jointly participants operating in Asian American experiences, English, anthropology, sociology, and artwork background. they give thought to problems with cultural authenticity raised through Asian American participation in hip hop and jazz, the emergence of an orientalist “Indo-chic” in U.S. early life tradition, and the flow of Vietnamese song type exhibits. They study the connection among chinese language eating places and American tradition, problems with sexuality and race delivered to the fore within the video functionality paintings 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 exhibit the significance of scholarly engagement with pop culture. Taking pop culture heavily finds how humans think and show their affective relationships to historical past, 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

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