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Author Hoang, Haivan V., author

Title Writing against racial injury : the politics of Asian American student rhetoric / Haivan V. Hoang
Published Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2015]
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Contents Introduction : literacy, race, and an American ethos -- Asian American language and literacy rights in the 1970s -- Language and racial injury in Lau v. Nichols -- Gidra and the extracurriculum of Asian American publications -- Asian American rhetorics against racial injury in the 2000s -- Campus racial politics and a "rhetoric of injury" -- Asian American rhetorical memory, a "memory that is only sometimes our own" -- "I want a thicker accent": revisionary public texts -- Afterword : writing against racial injury, writing to remember
Summary Writing against Racial Injury recalls the story of Asian American student rhetoric at the site of language and literacy education in post-1960s California. What emerged in the Asian American movement was a recurrent theme in U.S. history: conflicts over language and literacy difference masked wider racial tensions. Bringing together language and literacy studies, Asian American history and rhetoric, and critical race theory, Hoang uses historiography and ethnography to explore the politics of Asian American language and literacy education: the growth of Asian American student organizations and self-sponsored writing; the ways language served as thinly veiled trope for race in the influential Lau v. Nichols; the inheritance of a rhetoric of injury on college campuses; and activist rhetorical strategies that rearticulate Asian American racial identity. These fragments depict a troubling yet hopeful account of the ways language and literacy education alternately racialized Asian Americans while also enabling rearticulations of Asian American identity, culture, and history. This project, more broadly, seeks to offer educators a new perspective on racial accountability in language and literacy education
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 16, 2015)
Subject Asian American college students -- California -- Political actvity
Asian Americans -- Education (Higher) -- Language arts
Student movements -- California.
Student publications -- California -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822963620 (print)
0822980940 (electronic bk)
9780822963622 (print)
9780822980940 (electronic bk)