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

Alien Encounters showcases leading edge instructions in Asian American cultural reviews. In essays exploring themes starting from pulp fiction to multimedia artwork to import-car subcultures, participants examine Asian american citizens’ interactions with pop culture as either creators and shoppers. Written by way of a brand new iteration of cultural critics, those essays mirror post-1965 Asian the US; the participants pay nuanced cognizance to problems with gender, sexuality, transnationality, and citizenship, and so they unabashedly get pleasure from pop culture.

This interdisciplinary assortment brings jointly members operating in Asian American reviews, English, anthropology, sociology, and artwork historical past. they give thought to problems with cultural authenticity raised by way of Asian American participation in hip hop and jazz, the emergence of an orientalist “Indo-chic” in U.S. adolescence tradition, and the movement of Vietnamese song sort exhibits. They study the connection among chinese language eating places and American tradition, problems with sexuality and race dropped at 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 display the significance of scholarly engagement with pop culture. Taking pop culture heavily finds how humans think and exhibit 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

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