Sunday, September 14

rice rockets and nyouricans

The Journal of American Ethnic History is an online journal that includes essays and reviews (and something called "review essays?") on ethnic identity as it has evolved through the course of geographic location, historical events and cultural circumstances. An interesting, uh, "review essay" by Tasha Oren looks at two recent publications that examine how popular culture is made by and through ethnic difference. "Immigrants and American culture have created each other. Popular culture can thus be mapped as much through its pangs of longing, hurt, struggle, and hope as through underlying structures of institutional and social power."

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