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Jennifer Ho, Associate Professor of English & Comparative Literature at UNC, will be at Bull’s Head Bookshop on Wednesday, September 16th at 3:30pm to read from her new book Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture.The sheer diversity of the Asian American populace makes them an ambiguous racial category. Indeed, the 2010 U.S. Census lists twenty-four Asian-ethnic groups, lumping together under one heading people with dramatically different historical backgrounds and cultures. In Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture, Jennifer Ann Ho shines a light on the hybrid and indeterminate aspects of race, revealing ambiguity to be paramount to a more nuanced understanding both of race and of what it means to be… Asian American.
“With nuanced, original readings and fluid prose, Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture exceeds other studies of multiracialism by presenting a lucid, yet complex meditation on category confusion and epistemological uncertainty and their political stakes for Asian Americans.” –Leslie Bow, author of Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South
Rutgers University Press: $31.95 (paperback)
Jennifer Ho is Director of Graduate Studies in the English department at UNC-CH. She is the author of Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novels.
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