California dreaming : movement and place in the Asian American imaginary / edited by Christine Bacareza Balance, Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns.

Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press ; Los Angeles : in association with UCLA Asian American Studies Center, [2020]
Intersections (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Intersections : Asian and Pacific American transcultural studies
vii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
American literature -- Asian American authors.
American literature -- 21st century.
California -- In literature.
American literature.
"California Dreaming is a multi-genre collection featuring works by Asian American artists based in California. Exploring the places of "Asian America" through the migration and circulation of the arts, this volume highlights creative processes and the flow of objects to understand the rendering of California's imaginary. Here, "California" is interpreted as both a specific locale and an identity marker that moves, linking the state's cultural imaginary, labor, and economy with Asia Pacific, the Americas, and the world. Together, the works in this collection shift previous models and studies of the "Golden State" as the embodiment of "frontier mentality" and the discourse of exceptionality to a translocal, regional, and archipelagic understanding of place and cultural production. The poems, visual essays, short stories, critical essays, interviews, artist statements, and performance text excerpts featured in this collection expand notions of where knowledge is produced, directing our attention to the particularity of California's landscape and labor in the production of arts and culture. An interdisciplinary collection, California Dreaming foregrounds "sensing" and "imagining" place, vividly, as it hopes to inspire further creative responses to the notion of emplacement. In doing so, California Dreaming explores the possibilities imagined by and through Asian American arts and culture today, paving the way for what is yet to be"-- Provided by publisher.
Machine generated contents note: 1. California Dreaming: An Introduction / Christine Bacareza Balance
2. Sensual Labor of Claiming Place / Nayan Shah
3. Bohulano Family Binangkal / Dawn Bohulano Mabalon
4. 100 Tiki Notes / Dan Taulapapa McMullin
5. Cambodian Classical Dance: Unsettlement, Authenticity, Affect, and Exclusion / Tiffany Lytle
6. Lao Fighters/Refugee Nation / Ova Saopeng
7. 21 Reasons Why This Movie Sucks / Prince Gomolvilas
8. From the Island of Berkeley: Hawaiian Belonging in California / Kevin Fellezs
9. Somewhere Tropical / Gina Osterloh
10. Dreamers: A Dialogue on Education Rights and the Movement for Undocumented Migrants / Tracy Lachica Buenavista
11. Claiming Malibu: Indian Diasporic Dancing Bodies Aligning Geographies across Time and Space / Priya Srinivasan
12. Oh, Angelita Garcia! / Jason Magabo Perez
13. Moving Tradition: Alleluia Panis and Kularts / Joyce Lu
14. Tips for Bus Riding in Los Angeles (excerpted from Going Green the Wong Way) / Kristina Wong
15. Reels / Larry Padua
16. Vacuuming Dreams / Lucy M.S.P. Burns
17. L.A. Dreaming in Taipei / SanSan Kwan
18. Poems / Mai Der Vang
19. "Parents' Fairytale": Excerpt from Self (The Remix) / Robert Farid Karimi
20. Traveling Subjects and the Subject of Travel in Vietnamese Diasporic Films / Lan Duong
21. Photographs from Live and Online Performances / Philip Huang
22. Abstraction 2: Television Sitcom from DentalOptics / Karen Tei Yamashita
23. Generations Within: Los Angeles 1992 and South Korean 8008 / Yong Soon Min
24. Golden States of Mind: Cambodian and Vietnamese Artistic Organizing in Southern California and Southeast Asia / Viet L.B.
25. Excerpts from D'Funqt / D'Lo
26. Of Railroads, Camps, and Strip Malls: Symbolic Landscapes of the San Gabriel Valley / Wendy Cheng
27. Where You've Been: An Epilogue / Lucy M.S.P. Burns.
Includes bibliographical references.
Balance, Christine Bacareza, 1976- editor.
Burns, Lucy Mae San Pablo, editor.
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