By Mimi Thi Nguyen
This interdisciplinary assortment brings jointly individuals operating in Asian American stories, English, anthropology, sociology, and artwork historical past. they think about 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 stream of Vietnamese song sort exhibits. They learn 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 exhibit the significance of scholarly engagement with pop culture. Taking pop culture heavily unearths how humans think and convey their affective relationships to historical past, id, 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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The Apostles’ Davis Yee observed, ‘‘The industry is really di≈cult to break into. ’’∂Ω Likewise, Choi admitted in her 1998 interview with Judy Tseng, ‘‘We were more interested in spreading our political message. We produced our own music and sold our tapes. ’’∑≥ While there is some practical logic to this—often rappers will try to establish a core audience before branching out to others—given the topical speciﬁcity of their music, it seems more likely that their audience was always intended to be select.
At these moments the balance of the strange and the familiar is uncertain, and the Introduction 29 encounter is rife with suspicion, excitement, terror, and joy. In choosing the name Alien Encounters, we propose that popular culture holds out some very familiar and tired narratives but also new and exciting promises. With this collection, we hope to show that Asian Americans’ meeting with the popular has been, and continues to be, one of fascination and worry—an experience of a√ective intensity and political complexity, of expressive pleasure and deep ambivalence, that in any case has irrevocably transformed our imaginations.
Their output included songs that dealt with interracial dating (‘‘Sleeping with the Enemy’’), black-Korean tensions in the inner city (‘‘Black Korea II’’), and misogyny and sexism (‘‘Dissed by a Femme’’). T. (Cute Young Asian Terrorist), wrote the following lyrics and chorus. ’’ Everyone expects you to be a genius, Valedictorian when you’re a senior But, hey, brother, sister, haven’t you heard? Behind your back, they’re calling you a nerd! (Chorus) American schools create whitewashed fools Cause the man from the caves wants mental slaves∂∞ American schools create whitewashed fools Cause the man from the caves wants mental slaves∂≤ ‘‘After School’’ o√ers two threads of social critique.