Thinking Orientals: Migration, Contact, and Exoticism in Modern America

by Henry Yu

Hardcover, 2001

Status

Available

Publication

Oxford University Press (2001), 288 pages

Description

Thinking Orientals is a groundbreaking study of Asian Americans and the racial formation of twentieth-century American society. It reveals the influential role Asian Americans played in constructing the understandings of Asian American identity. It examines the unique role played bysociologists, particularly sociologists at the University of Chicago, in the study of the "Oriental Problem" before World War II and also analyzes the internment of Japanese Americans during the war and the subsequent "model minority" profile.

Language

Original language

English

Barcode

7246
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