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Unformatted text preview: AS AM 5 Lecture 2 Tuesday 18:59 Review of last week: History begins in context of labor Neil Gotanda on Asian racialization: Foreign component will always remain with asian communities What we didnt get to last week: Attack on Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor and Executive Order 9066 1942 FDR signs (above) authorizing Sec of War to delegate a military commander to designate military areas from which any and all persons may be excluded. Forcible removal of WC Japanese American communities in CA, WA, and OR 1965 Immigration Act 1924 Immigration act National Origin Quota Act No alien ineligible to citizenship shall be admitted to the US 1965 abolished restrictive national origins system passed in 1924 in favor of a quota and preference system. Each country in East. Hem. Given quota of 20,000 Children under 21, spouses, and parents of U.S. citizens were exempt from this quota. Priority given to family reunification Professionals, scientists, and artists of exceptional ability Plays into stereotype of being math and science-oriented. Larger themes emerge from the historical record: Labor as a founding moment of identity Exclusion Racial otherness Integration; labor replaced by professional identity How does the literary record deal with these themes? On Race and Baldwins Blues Are we currently postracial? Harold and Kumar Asian American representation in 21 st century different from previous representations Obama Have to be able to say that Civil Rights movement did something Postracial poster-child Tiger Woods Has not associated himself with racial allegiances of his parents. Black and Asian American Topic of race reawakens with recent scandal James Baldwin (1924-87) Novelist, essayist, social critic Preacher in teens, then turned towards writing after loss of faith. Dual influence of art and religion Both as a source of hope; way to deal with darkness Went to France early in his life to distance himself from US Class discussion on Sonnys Blues Why does Sonny have the blues? Wants an escape from Harlem. Segregated space. Limitations No family support. No one relates. Feel sympathetic towards familys unsupportive attitude. Sonny becoming a noise rather than a person. Brother in face of a limited profession, form deliberate habits. Playing classical music Baldwin on cycle of relationship of the family How do you stop cycle from repeating from generation to generation?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ASAM 5 taught by Professor Pandya during the Fall '11 term at UCSB.

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ASAM5 notes - AS AM 5 Lecture 2 Tuesday 18:59 Review of...

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