Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) - The City University of New York (CUNY)

The Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) was established on November 19, 2001, by The City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees, in a resolution introduced by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein. The Institute is a university-wide scholarly research and resource center that focuses on policies and issues that affect Asians and Asian Americans. It covers four areas: Asian American Studies; East Asian Studies; South Asian Studies; and Trade & Technology Studies.

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Were the New Citizenship: LAs Asian and Latin@ Immigrant Activists on Politics as Embodied and Emotional


In recent decades under runaway neoliberalism, foreignized and unauthorized immigrants have increasingly made political inroads by way of grassroots community activism and by sidestepping the need for formal political channels and, at times, even dismissing them. By way of nearly four years of ethnographic observation, 49 in-depth interviews, and extensive document analysis, Prof. Nadia Kim focuses on one of these growing Asian and Latin@ immigrant mobilizations, that for Environmental (Health) Justice (and immigration and education justice) in industrial-port Los Angeles. Kim finds that much more than curtailing asthma, the activists see their organizing as battling the ethnoracism and classism that they deem responsible for their varied plights and as the crucible in which they forge their belonging under American nativist racism, now at its apex under President Trump.


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 2018-10-22  1h40m