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Alien Encounters: Popular Culture in Asian America Hardcover – April 17, 2007

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“Learned, savvy, and on the pulse, this volume does more than fill a huge gap in popular culture studies. Like the strongest of new entries, it might end up rearranging the entire field.”—Andrew Ross, author of Fast Boat to China: Lessons from Shanghai


“This wonderfully rich collection of essays shows the particular import of the realm of popular culture and its study. Such a critical assessment of the practices, production, consumption, and variegated sites of Asian American popular culture and politics demonstrates the broad horizons which can and should ground Asian American criticism.”—Kandice Chuh, author of Imagine Otherwise: On Asian Americanist Critique


Alien Encounters . . . offers the best introduction to Asian American popular cultural studies to date. The contributors illuminate an impressive range of unstudied or understudied youth cultures, musics, art, media, performance, and everyday practices and discourses.”
(Glen Mimura, Journal of Asian American Studies)

Alien Encounters, though mostly academic, contains a wide spectrum of writing. . . . This book’s version of the Vietnamese-American experience is essentially positive because it concentrates, not on a sense of displacement and loss, but on adaptation to a new environment.”
(Bradley Winterton, The Taipei Times)

“This volume of essays on Asian Americans and popular culture is a welcome addition to interdisciplinary and cultural studies, as well as scholarship on ethnic studies. The collection brings together a variety of subjects and viewpoints, highlighting elements attendant upon popular culture such as race, nation, and gender.”
(Crystal S. Anderson, MELUS)

About the Author

Mimi Thi Nguyen is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu is Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian American Studies at Cornell University.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books (April 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822339102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822339106
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,742,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This was too academic for me since we used it for a textbook in class. I didn't understand the pop culture in it very well.
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By jfab on April 30, 2011
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This condition of this book was very good. I would have to say it was almost as if it was brand new, only thing that kept it from this status was that it had some writing and underlining in it, but this was already known to me because of the seller's description. I'm very satisfied with the purchase.
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