Understanding Contemporary Asian-Americans

English / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
This paper is an analysis of the book “Magical Urbanism”, the film “Who Killed Vincent Chin” and the film “The New China Town”.

This paper analyzes the book “Magical Urbanism”, the film “Who Killed Vincent Chin” and the film “The new China Town” and shows a number of ways of understanding the constructs of race and ethnicity as they apply to contemporary America, especially as in regards to different Asian-American groups. The paper examines some of the analytical concepts explored in these works along with some of the ethnographic material that the authors and filmmakers use in support of their arguments.
“Taken together, Davis and De la Campa’s book Magical Urbanism, Tajima and Choy’s film “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” and Peter Kwong’s The New China Town present us with a number of ways of understanding the constructs of race and ethnicity as they apply to contemporary America, especially as in regards to different Asian-American groups. This paper examines some of the analytical concepts explored in these works along with some of the ethnographic material that the authors and filmmakers use in support of their arguments.”


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