Anti-Asian Violence in North America: Asian American and Asian Canadian Reflections on Hate, Healing and Resistance (Critical Perspectives on Asian Pa

Anti-Asian Violence in North America: Asian American and Asian Canadian Reflections on Hate, Healing and Resistance (Critical Perspectives on Asian Pa

By: Victor M. Hwang (editor), Patricia Wong Hall (editor), Mary-Woo Sims (foreword_author)Paperback

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Violent and sometimes fatal acts of racial hatred are drawing increasing attention around the nation. Asian American and Asian Canadian authors discuss the impacts of racial crime, exploring the relationship between the physical or verbal acts to issues of ethnic identity, civil rights of immigrants, Internet racism, sexual violence, language and violence, economic scapegoating, and police brutality. They offer suggestions for combating hate crime with coalition building and community resisatnce, as well as legal prosecution and police training. The compelling narratives are a valuable resource for courses in Asian American studies, race and ethnic studies, sociology, criminology, and for anyone who wants to understand racial violence in North America.

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About Author

Patricia Wong Hall has been the director, president, and adviser for several Asian American groups for 14 years. She has been a professor, event planner, and diversity consultant. She is also an artist and a poet. Her fiction and non-fiction works have appeared in Asian Week, The Asian American Encyclopedia, Skin Deep: Women Writing on Color, Culture, and Identity, and other venues. Victor M. Hwang is the managing attorney of the Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco, directing its Hate Violence/Race Relations project, and co-authoring its annual, national audit on anti-Asian violence.


Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part One: Activism and the Law Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Transferred Intent: The Pervasiveness of Hate Crimes Chapter 4 Chapter 2: The Interrelationships between Anti-Asian Violence and Asian America Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Hate Crime on the Internet: The University of California, Irvine Case Chapter 6 Chapter 4: From Vincent Chin to Kuan Chung Kao: Restoring the Dignity to their Lives Part 7 Part Two: Language and Identity Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Some Substitute Stories, Out of School Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Fire at my Face: Growing up Immigrant Part 10 Part Three: Growth and Resistance Chapter 11 Chapter 7: Am I Beautiful Now? Chapter 12 Chapter 8: Newly Immigrated to America: A Narrative of Violence Chapter 13 Chapter 9: To Serve and Protect Chapter 14 Chapter 10: My Noose Part 15 Part Four: Epilogue and Afterword 16 Epilogue 17 Afterword

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/05/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780742504592
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780742504592
  • weight: 358
  • ISBN10: 074250459X

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