Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics

Edited by Lynn Fujiwara and Shireen Roshanravan

  • Published: December 2018
  • Subject Listing: Asian American Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Bibliographic information: 304 pp., 0 illus, 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: World Rights
  • Series: Decolonizing Feminisms
  • Contents

Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics brings together groundbreaking essays that speak to the relationship between Asian American feminisms, feminist of color work, and transnational feminist scholarship. This collection, featuring work by both senior and rising scholars, considers topics including the politics of visibility, histories of Asian American participation in women of color political formations, accountability for Asian American "settler complicities" and cross-racial solidarities, and Asian American community-based strategies against state violence as shaped by and tied to women of color feminisms. Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics provides a deep conceptual intervention into the theoretical underpinnings of Asian American studies; ethnic studies; women's, gender, and sexual studies; as well as cultural studies in general.
Lynn Fujiwara is associate professor at the University of Oregon. She is the author of Mothers without Citizenship: Asian Immigrant Families and the Consequences of Welfare Reform. Shireen Roshanravan is associate professor of American ethnic studies at Kansas State University. She is the coeditor of Speaking Face to Face / Hablando Cara a Cara: The Visionary Philosophy of María Lugones.

"Maps out an Asian American feminist genealogy that is rooted in women of color feminism as well as a framework for what constitutes Asian American feminist theoretical critique."
-Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, author of Migrants for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World

"An important assessment of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks within Asian American feminisms that weaves together foundational texts from generations past with contemporary contexts."
-Lisa Sun-Hee Park, author of Entitled to Nothing: The Struggle for Immigrant Health Care in the Age of Welfare Reform