Partly colored : Asian Americans and racial anomaly in the segregated South (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Partly colored : Asian Americans and racial anomaly in the segregated South

Author: Leslie Bow
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By elucidating the experience of interstitial ethnic groups such as Mexican, Asian, and Native Americans--groups that are held to be neither black nor white--the author explores how the color line accommodated--or refused to accommodate--"other" ethnicities within a binary racial system. Analyzing pre- and post-1954 American literature, film, autobiography, government documents, ethnography, photographs, and popular  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Bow
ISBN: 9780814791325 0814791328 9780814791332 0814791336
OCLC Number: 473653738
Description: x, 285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: thinking interstitially --
Coloring between the lines: historiographies of Southern anomaly --
The interstitial Indian: the Lumbee and segregation's middle caste --
White is and white ain't: failed approximation and eruptions of funk in representations of the Chinese in the South --
Anxieties of the "partly colored" --
Productive estrangement: racial-sexual continuums in Asian American as Southern literature --
Transracial/transgender: analogies of difference in Mai's America --
Afterword: continuums, mobility, places on the train.
Responsibility: Leslie Bow.

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Analyzing pre and post-1954 American literature, film, autobiography, government documents, ethnography, photographs, and popular culture, this title investigates the ways in which racially  Read more...

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"Partly Coloredis a work that should be read not only by those interested in the South or regionalism but by all scholars interested in issues of racialization." -- Jennifer Ho * Journal of Asian Read more...

 
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