With a Foreword by means of Vijay Prashad and an Afterword via Gary Okihiro
How may we comprehend yellowface performances by way of African american citizens in Thirties swing diversifications 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 adolescence culture?
AfroAsian Encounters is the 1st anthology to examine the mutual impression of and relationships among contributors of the African and Asian diasporas. whereas those teams have frequently been considered occupying incommensurate, if no longer opposing, cultural and political positions, students from historical past, literature, media, and the visible arts the following hint their interconnections and interactions, in addition to the tensions among the 2 teams that usually 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 amount 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 background of jap jazz composers to the present acclaim for black/Asian “buddy movies” like Rush Hour, AfroAsian Encounters is a groundbreaking intervention into reviews of race and ethnicity and a vital examine the moving which means of race within the twenty-first century.
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