Go out with a bang!

I feel as though I should add one last final blog entry before the end of the quarter for fun, so here it is… All and all, this entire quarter we have focused on the migration and integration of Asians, as well as, Asian Americans within society.  We have read many different novels and articles […]

Group Lesson Schedule

Wednesday, March 6 Unseen Histories and Archives: Elizabeth, Jarrett, Kelly, Dean, Lisa Asian Americans and Sports: Mladen, Kevin, Victoria L., Nicole, Whitney Monday, March 11 Popular Culture: Samantha, Danielle, Alison, Johna, Reisch, Rishi Music and Media: Annie, Rebecca, Victoria H., Charlie, Hannah, Raffi Wednesday, March 13 Fashion and Style: Alex, Min, Jonathan, Lucia, Ashley, Michelle […]

Body Shopping

I enjoyed learning about the transnational labor force in the Body Shopping chapter of Aneesh’s book Virtual Migration.  Reading personal anecdotes from such workers sparked a lot of questions in my mind. I was previously under the impression that the majority of workers were grateful for the opportunities they were given by overseas companies but […]

Flexible Citizenship and Flexible Conceptualization

The piece of flexible citizenship introduced interesting concepts reminiscent of using intersectionality when thinking about the experiences of minority groups with intersecting identities. Globalization and transnationalism, according to Aneesh, must be redefined and re conceptualized to add various aspects that affect individuals. Aneesh emphasizes the need to redefining these terms, in order to incorporate the complicated relationship […]

To be Real…Or not to be?

After completing Through the Arc of the Rain forest we all have undoubtedly noticed the repetitive themes of the commercialization, exploitation, and destruction of nature. The question I ask is how productive, or successful, was Yamasita in utilizing Magical Realism in order to convey these themes? Once she decided to do research on the Japanese […]