AAS 406 A: Asian American Activism

Spring 2024
Meeting:
TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm / CMU 104
SLN:
21489
Section Type:
Lecture
Joint Sections:
HSTAA 406 A
Instructor:
Moon-Ho Jung
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

DESCRIPTION

Since the nineteenth century, Asian American communities have responded to prevailing socioeconomic, political, and cultural norms in a variety of ways across the political spectrum. We will explore the multiple political traditions forged by Asian Americans, from the earliest challenges to racist laws and colonial domination to the latest debates over anti-Asian violence and the “model minority.” How have Asian American communities organized to oppose and to perpetuate social inequalities within and beyond the United States, including those based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and citizenship?

 

TEXTBOOKS

Karen L. Ishizuka, Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties

Eric L. Muller, Free to Die for Their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters in

World War II

Seema Sohi, Echoes of Mutiny: Race, Surveillance, and Indian Anticolonialism in North America

Eric Tang, Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto

Course Packet (available through Canvas)

Catalog Description:
Explores the multiple political traditions forged by Asian Americans, from the earliest challenges to racist laws and unequal wages to the latest debates over affirmative action and racial profiling. Examines Asian American communities organized to oppose and to perpetuate social inequalities. Offered: jointly with HSTAA 406.
GE Requirements Met:
Diversity (DIV)
Social Sciences (SSc)
Writing (W)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
March 2, 2024 - 9:02 am