Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture

Local Invisibility, Postcolonial Feminisms

Asian American Contemporary Artists in California

Authors: Fantone, Laura

  • Provides insight into a rich yet understudied population in American art history
  • Explores the nuance of how Asian American identities have changed throughout the twentieth century to the present
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This book offers gendered, postcolonial insights into the poetic and artistic work of four generations of female Asian American artists in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Nancy Hom, Betty Kano, Flo Oy Wong, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Theresa H.K. Cha, and Hung Liu are discussed in relation to the cultural politics of their time, and their art is examined in light of the question of what it means to be an Asian American artist. Laura Fantone’s exploration of this dynamic, understudied artistic community begets a sensitive and timely reflection on the state of Asian American women in the USA and in Californian cultural institutions.

About the authors

Laura Fantone is Lecturer of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Her commitment to interdisciplinarity has led her to write on video games, reproductive technologies, labor and precarity, and ethnic minorities and refugees in Europe; to produce two documentaries distributed in Italy and in the USA; and to curate two art shows.  

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Visuality, Gender and Asian America

    Fantone, Laura

    Pages 1-23

  • Asian American Art for the People

    Fantone, Laura

    Pages 25-61

  • Traces and Visions of In-Betweenness

    Fantone, Laura

    Pages 63-92

  • AAWAA: Visibility, Pan-Asian Identity and the Limits of Community

    Fantone, Laura

    Pages 93-138

  • Red and Gold Washing

    Fantone, Laura

    Pages 139-180

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-50670-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-50669-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Local Invisibility, Postcolonial Feminisms
Book Subtitle
Asian American Contemporary Artists in California
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50670-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-50670-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50669-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 247
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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