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Margins and Mainstreams: Asians in American History and Culture (Paperback)

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By Gary Y. Okihiro, Gary Y. Okihiro (Introduction by), Moon-Ho Jung (Preface by)
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In this classic book on the meaning of multiculturalism in larger American society, Gary Okihiro explores the significance of Asian American experiences from the perspectives of historical consciousness, race, gender, class, and culture.

While exploring anew the meanings of Asian American social history, Okihiro argues that the core values and ideals of the nation emanate today not from the so-called mainstream but from the margins, from among Asian and African Americans, Latinos and American Indians, women, and the gay and lesbian community. Those groups in their struggles for equality, have helped to preserve and advance the founders' ideals and have made America a more democratic place for all.

About the Author

Gary Y. Okihiro is emeritus professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780295993560
ISBN-10: 0295993561
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2014
Pages: 240
Language: English

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