21H.150J / 21F.043J Introduction to Asian American Studies: Literature, Culture, & Historical Experience, Fall 2002
Introduction to Asian American Studies: Literature, Culture, & Historical Experience
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An interdisciplinary subject that draws on literature, history, anthropology, film, and cultural studies to examine the experiences of Asian Americans in US society. Covers the first wave of Asian immigration in the nineteenth century, the rise of anti-Asian movements, the experiences of Asian Americans during WWII, the emergence of the Asian American movement in the 1960s, and the new wave of "post-1965" Asian immigration. Examines the role these historical experiences played in the formation of Asian American ethnicity, and explores how these experiences informed Asian American literature and culture. Addresses key societal issues such as racial stereotyping, media racism, affirmative action issues, the glass ceiling, the "model minority" syndrome, and anti-Asian harassment or violence.
literature, history, anthropology, film, cultural studies, Asian Americans, anti-Asian movements, Asian Americans during WWII, Asian American movement, ethnicity, racial stereotyping, media racism, affirmative action, Asian immigration, glass ceiling, "model minority" syndrome, harassment, violence, 21H.150J, 21F.043J, 21H.150, 21F.043, Asian Americans