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The Resource The Color of Success : Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority, Ellen D. Wu, (electronic resource)

The Color of Success : Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority, Ellen D. Wu, (electronic resource)

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The Color of Success : Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority
Title
The Color of Success
Title remainder
Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority
Statement of responsibility
Ellen D. Wu
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Color of Success tells of the astonishing transformation of Asians in the United States from the "yellow peril" to "model minorities"--peoples distinct from the white majority but lauded as well-assimilated, upwardly mobile, and exemplars of traditional family values--in the middle decades of the twentieth century. As Ellen Wu shows, liberals argued for the acceptance of these immigrant communities into the national fold, charging that the failure of America to live in accordance with its democratic ideals endangered the country's aspirations to world leadership. Weaving together myriad perspectives, Wu provides an unprecedented view of racial reform and the contradictions of national belonging in the civil rights era. She highlights the contests for power and authority within Japanese and Chinese America alongside the designs of those external to these populations, including government officials, social scientists, journalists, and others. And she demonstrates that the invention of the model minority took place in multiple arenas, such as battles over zoot suiters leaving wartime internment camps, the juvenile delinquency panic of the 1950s, Hawaii statehood, and the African American freedom movement. Together, these illuminate the impact of foreign relations on the domestic racial order and how the nation accepted Asians as legitimate citizens while continuing to perceive them as indelible outsiders. By charting the emergence of the model minority stereotype, The Color of Success reveals that this far-reaching, politically charged process continues to have profound implications for how Americans understand race, opportunity, and nationhood"--
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Wu, Ellen D
Credits note
Cover photograph: Team USA, also known as the San Francisco Chinese Basketball Team, 1956. Courtesy of the San Francisco Chinese Basketball Team
Dewey number
305.895/073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A75
LC item number
W8 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • theses
  • bibliography
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  • William Chafe
  • Gary Gerstle
  • Linda Gordon
  • Julian Zelizer
  • American Council of Learned Societies
Series statement
Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America
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  • Race
  • Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • American 4 :
Label
The Color of Success : Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority, Ellen D. Wu, (electronic resource)
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https://go.openathens.net/redirector/upsem.edu?url=http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/upsce-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1458381
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  • Published by Princeton University Press
  • This book has been composed in Sabon LT Std and Italia Std
  • Printed on acid-free paper
  • Printed in the United States of America
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes index
Color
mixed
Contents
  • War and the Assimilating Other -- Definitively Not-Black
  • Leave Your Zoot Suits Behind -- How American Are We? -- Nisei in Uniform -- America's Chinese -- Success Story, Japanese American Style -- Chinatown Offers Us a Lesson -- The Melting Pot of the Pacific
Control code
on1135087707
Dimensions
25 cm.
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unknown
Extent
xvii, 357 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
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Restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780691168029
Lccn
2013019921
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unknown
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Grayscale Illustration
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unknown
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic text and image data.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1135087707
Label
The Color of Success : Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority, Ellen D. Wu, (electronic resource)
Link
https://go.openathens.net/redirector/upsem.edu?url=http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/upsce-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1458381
Publication
Note
  • Published by Princeton University Press
  • This book has been composed in Sabon LT Std and Italia Std
  • Printed on acid-free paper
  • Printed in the United States of America
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes index
Color
mixed
Contents
  • War and the Assimilating Other -- Definitively Not-Black
  • Leave Your Zoot Suits Behind -- How American Are We? -- Nisei in Uniform -- America's Chinese -- Success Story, Japanese American Style -- Chinatown Offers Us a Lesson -- The Melting Pot of the Pacific
Control code
on1135087707
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 357 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780691168029
Lccn
2013019921
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
Grayscale Illustration
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic text and image data.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1135087707

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