Contemporary Asian American Activism
Building Movements for Liberation
- PUBLISHED: April 2022
- SUBJECT LISTING: Asian American Studies, Politics
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 336 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 17 b&w illus.
- ISBN: 9780295749808
- Publisher: University of Washington Press
In the struggles for prison abolition, global anti-imperialism, immigrant rights, affordable housing, environmental justice, fair labor, and more, twenty-first-century Asian American activists are speaking out and standing up to systems of oppression. Creating emancipatory futures requires collective action and reciprocal relationships that are nurtured over time and forged through cross-racial solidarity and intergenerational connections, leading to a range of on-the-ground experiences.
Bringing together grassroots organizers and scholar-activists, Contemporary Asian American Activism presents lived experiences of the fight for transformative justice and offers lessons to ensure the longevity and sustainability of organizing. In the face of imperialism, white supremacy, racial capitalism, heteropatriarchy, ableism, and more, the contributors celebrate victories and assess failures, reflect on the trials of activist life, critically examine long-term movement building, and inspire continued mobilization for coming generations.
Authors & Contributors
Diane C. Fujino is professor of Asian American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Robyn Magalit Rodriguez is professor and chair of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis.
Continues the social justice legacy of ethnic studies and Asian American studies.- Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, author of Radicals on the Road: Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism during the Vietnam Era
Offers validation, insight, and new research and discussion questions for Asian American scholar-activists.- Karin Aguilar-San Juan, editor of The State of Asian America: Activism and Resistance in the 1990s