ASIANPAM 204 - Themes in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies
Section: 001 Gender and Imperialism
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian/Pacific Island Amer Std (ASIANPAM)
Department: LSA American Culture
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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his class explores the history of Asian and Pacific Islanders in U.S. political discourse and visual representation across a diverse set of media. Specifically, we will examine how Asians and the Pacific Islanders have been constituted by a gendered and racialized visuality and discourse from the late nineteenth century until today. From World’s Fair exhibits to nineteenth century print cultures (magazines, postcards), early films and television to comedy and literary works, the U.S. media have both included and excluded Asian and Pacific Islanders into the national imaginary and political body through imperial optics.

Tracing a genealogy of U.S. maritime expansion, war, and colonialism that transformed the boundaries of the nation, this course will grapple with representational legacies of Asian and Pacific Islanders through gendered and imperial frameworks. The second part of the course will examine and enjoy Asian American and Pacific Islander-generated media from stand- up comedy to television, poetry slams to art installations, and social media stars to LGBTQ icons.

ASIANPAM 204 - Themes in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies
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001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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