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Histography - ASA1:Introductionto AsianAmericanHistory

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ASA 1: Introduction to  Asian American History Week 1: What is Asian American History?
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Basic Terms Who is Asian? Who is American? Who is Asian American?  Are these terms based on genetics? Geography?  Culture? History?   Implications behind our application of these terms? 
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What is History?  How is it documented? How is it collected? How is it enshrined? Who has authority over it? Is that authority ever challenged?  How? 
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The Asian American  Movement 1960s and early 1970s-- coincided with the demand  for black liberation. Malcolm X militant struggle Fundamental questions of oppression and power Keywords:  “by any means necessary” “power to the people” “self-determination”
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worldwide trend “eruption of the poor,” revolt of the “politically  submerged.” Challenge the cultural hegemony of the white ruling elite.   What is “cultural hegemony”?   Antonio Gramsci, Marxist philosopher A culturally diverse society can be dominated by one  ruling class.  Imposed “common sense.”
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2010 for the course ASA 001 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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Histography - ASA1:Introductionto AsianAmericanHistory

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