By Heike Raphael-Hernandez,Shannon Steen,Vijay Prashad,Gary Okihiro
With a Foreword by means of Vijay Prashad and an Afterword through Gary Okihiro
How may well we comprehend yellowface performances by means of African american citizens in Thirties swing variations of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Paul Robeson's help of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop by way of Asian American formative years culture?
AfroAsian Encounters is the 1st anthology to examine the mutual impression of and relationships among participants of the African and Asian diasporas. whereas those teams have usually been considered occupying incommensurate, if now not opposing, cultural and political positions, students from historical past, literature, media, and the visible arts right here hint their interconnections and interactions, in addition to the tensions among the 2 teams that typically come up. AfroAsian Encounters probes past pop culture to track the ancient lineage of those coalitions from the overdue 19th century to the present.
A foreword via Vijay Prashad units the quantity within the context of the Bandung convention part a century in the past, and an afterword via Gary Okihiro charts the contours of a “Black Pacific.” From the historical past of eastern jazz composers to the present acclaim for black/Asian “buddy motion pictures” like Rush Hour, AfroAsian Encounters is a groundbreaking intervention into experiences of race and ethnicity and a very important examine the transferring that means of race within the twenty-first century.
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AfroAsian Encounters: Culture, History, Politics by Heike Raphael-Hernandez,Shannon Steen,Vijay Prashad,Gary Okihiro