Exploring Ethnic Identity Formation Through Cultural Practices
Most studies about Asian Americans focus on the immigration challenges, or the conflicts and differences between generations. While these are important issues that affect the lives of Asian Americans, it is also valuable to focus on how new cultural identities are formed in the attempt to hold on to the traditions of the immigrant homeland . This research pays close attention to how young people understand their identities through cultural practices, regardless of generational differences. The focus is on collective meaning-making about ethnic identity across immigration statuses and generations.
Boston’s regional dance pioneers forged powerful relationships with their community that shaped their broader work in terms of education, choreography, and advocacy. This study of their schools, artistic work, and audience development provides insight into the development of expressive movement both regionally and nationally. An important book for collections in dance history, women’s studies, and regional histories.
Searching for the "Real" Slim Shady
Little work has been done on trying to locate the emergence of hip hop and hip hop culture within the context of capitalist development in the United States. This book shows how racial, gender, and ethnic stereotypes are reformulated through different media. The book critically analyzes two prominent archetypal images of the gangsta male and the wanksta feminist who can be either male or female.
Man of the American Stage
This book takes the perspective of the theater as a crucible for the forging of American identity and culture. John Durang (1768–1822) is both an exemplary and a remarkable figure in early American theater. Among the first native-born Americans to appear on the stage, he was the first to make the theater his life.