Contemporary Asian American Activism: Building Movements for Liberation

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Contemporary Asian American Activism: Building Movements for Liberation

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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.

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.

ISBN: 9780295749792

ISBN-10: 9780295749792

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Publication Date: 04/05/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 01/12/2022 - 12:00am

Pages: 336

Language: English

Categories

Ethnic Studies - American - Asian American Studies & Pacific

Civil Rights