September 6 Lecture Outline - late 1890s and early 1900s E....

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September 6, 2011 AAS 120 Introduction to Asian American Popular Culture Lecture Outline Topic: Making Race in Popular Culture KEYWORD: Imperialism/Colonialism KEYWORD: Orientalism KEYWORD: Race/Racism
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1. Biological Difference: Fallacy of defining groups based on physical appearance (phenotype); dominating them through connection to ingerence qualities, essences, etc. (genotype) 2. Power/Supremacy/Civilization 3. Violence: Material/Symbolic 4. Product of Western Modernity: Nations based on Inclusion/ Exclusion 1. Citizen/Alien 2. Insider/Outsider 3. Asian Americans as Forever Foreigner Early Asian American Immigrant Groups A. Chinese – after 1600s came as migrant labor in Hawaii in 1830s B. Japanese – started to arrive in the late 1860s C. Korean first came as contract labor in Hawaii in 1903 then stopped around 1905 D. Indians/South Asians: Arrived in Seattle and California via Canada in
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Unformatted text preview: late 1890s and early 1900s E. Filipinos: started coming to Hawaii in 1907 and California soon after Coolies: Race, Labor and Early Chinese Immigration Definition: What is a coolie? 1. Popularized by Portuguese sailors in the 16 th century 2. A racialized designation- for workers coming from China and India to the US. Also used to describe Arab workers in the oil fields of Saudi Arabia in the early to mid-20 th century by American bureaucrats. 3. Late 19 th focused on Chinese labor. 4. Docility, industrious, cheap labor, between relic of slavery to harbinger of freedom, that is a threat to American Civilization and salvation to a fracturing nation. 5. Competing images as indentured labor replaced slave workers due to abolition in the Caribbean to a focus on the anxieties and class cleavages of post-reconstruction US....
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