SPRING ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES COURSE FILLING UP!

December 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

Prof. Anne Cheng’s course for the Spring entitled, “Introduction to Asian American Studies: ‘Too Cute!’ and the New Asiamania,” has 130 students enrolled as we go into break! There is still time to sign up though, and you can find more details here. The course description is below.

 

“What does a minute and shallow category like “cuteness” have to do with a serious subject like race? This course offers an introduction to key terms in Asian American Studies through the lens of the seemingly insatiable American appetite for “Asian cuteness.” How do we reconcile this craving with the history of anti-Asian sentiments in this country? Are other races or racial styles cute? If not, why not? We will explore cuteness as commodity, globalization, aesthetics, affect, and politics. Above all, we want to understand the relationship between race and style.”

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