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  1. Disrupting Kinship
    Since the Korean War began, Western families have adopted more than 200,000 Korean children. Two-thirds of these adoptees found homes in the United States. The majority joined white families and in the process forged a new kind... Learn More
    Published: 2nd March 2019
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  2. The Labor of Care
    For generations, migration moved in one direction at a time: migrants to host countries, and money to families left behind. The Labor of Care argues that globalization has changed all that. Valerie Francisco-Menchavez spent five... Learn More
    Published: 27th March 2018
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  3. Muncie, India(na)
    Muncie, Indiana, remains the epitome of an American town. Yet scholars built the image of so-called typical communities across the United States on an illusion. Their decades of studies ignored the racial, ethnic, and religious... Learn More
    Published: 21st February 2018
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  4. Discriminating Sex
    Freewheeling sexuality and gender experimentation defined the social and moral landscape of 1890s San Francisco. Middle class whites crafting titillating narratives on topics such as high divorce rates, mannish women, and extramarital... Learn More
    Published: 21st February 2018
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  5. The Work of Mothering
    Women make up a majority of the Filipino workforce laboring overseas. Their frequent employment in nurturing, maternal jobs--nanny, maid, caretaker, nurse--has found expression in a significant but understudied body of Filipino... Learn More
    Published: 16th October 2017
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  6. Becoming Refugee American
    Vietnamese refugees fleeing the fall of South Vietnam faced a paradox. The same guilt-ridden America that only reluctantly accepted them expected, and rewarded, expressions of gratitude for their rescue. Meanwhile, their status... Learn More
    Published: 16th October 2017
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  7. Asianfail
    Eleanor Ty's bold exploration of literature, plays, and film reveals how young Asian Americans and Asian Canadians have struggled with the ethos of self-sacrifice preached by their parents. This new generation's narratives focus... Learn More
    Published: 21st March 2017
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  8. Chino
    From the late nineteenth century to the 1930s, antichinismo --the politics of racism against Chinese Mexicans--found potent expression in Mexico. Jason Oliver Chang delves into the untold story of how antichinismo helped the... Learn More
    Published: 21st March 2017
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  9. Reading Together, Reading Apart
    Often thought of as a solitary activity, the practice of reading can in fact encode the complex politics of community formation. Engagement with literary culture represents a particularly integral facet of identity formation--and... Learn More
    Published: 17th October 2016
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  10. The Minor Intimacies of Race
    An attempt to put an Asian woman on Canada's $100 bill in 2012 unleashed enormous controversy. The racism and xenophobia that answered this symbolic move toward inclusiveness revealed the nation's trumpeted commitment to multiculturalism... Learn More
    Published: 30th April 2016
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  11. Chinese in the Woods
    Though recognized for their work in the mining and railroad industries, the Chinese also played a critical role in the nineteenth-century lumber trade. Sue Fawn Chung continues her acclaimed examination of the impact of Chinese... Learn More
    Published: 28th September 2015
    Hardback | £45.00
  12. Legitimizing Empire
    When the United States acquired the Philippines and Puerto Rico, it reconciled its status as an empire with its anticolonial roots by claiming that it would altruistically establish democratic institutions in its new colonies.... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2015
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  13. Building Filipino Hawai'i
    Drawing on ten years of interviews and ethnographic and archival research, Roderick Labrador delves into the ways Filipinos in Hawai'i have balanced their pursuit of upward mobility and mainstream acceptance with a desire to keep... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2015
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  14. In Pursuit of Gold
    Both a history of an overlooked community and a well-rounded reassessment of prevailing assumptions about Chinese miners in the American West, In Pursuit of Gold brings to life in rich detail the world of turn-of-the-century mining... Learn More
    Published: 3rd August 2011
    Hardback | £47.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  15. Islanders in the Empire
    In the early 1900s, workers from new U.S. colonies in the Philippines and Puerto Rico held unusual legal status. Denied citizenship, they nonetheless had the right to move freely in and out of U.S. jurisdiction. As a result, Filipinos... Learn More
    Published: 3rd June 2014
    Hardback | £47.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  16. Undercover Asian
    In this first book-length study of media images of multiracial Asian Americans, Leilani Nishime traces the codes that alternatively enable and prevent audiences from recognizing the multiracial status of Asian Americans. Nishime's... Learn More
    Published: 20th December 2014
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £23.99
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