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Author Lopez, Lori Kido,
Title Asian American media activism : fighting for cultural citizenship / Lori Kido Lopez.
Imprint New York : New York University Press, [2016]

Author Lopez, Lori Kido,
Series Critical cultural communication.
Critical cultural communication.
Subject Asian Americans in mass media.
Ethnicity in mass media.
Racism in mass media.
Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 247 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240) and index.
Contents Introduction : the role of Asian American media activism -- The limits of assimilationism within traditional media activism -- Leveraging media policy for representational change -- Social change through the Asian American market -- Asian American YouTube celebrities creating popular culture networks -- Utilizing skills and passion to spread online activism -- Conclusion : producing citizenship through activism.
Note Print version record.
Summary "Among the most well-known YouTubers are a cadre of talented Asian American performers, including comedian Ryan Higa and makeup artist Michelle Phan. Yet beneath the sheen of these online success stories lies a problem--Asian Americans remain sorely underrepresented in mainstream film and television. When they do appear on screen, they are often relegated to demeaning stereotypes such as the comical foreigner, the sexy girlfriend, or the martial arts villain. The story that remains untold is that as long as these inequities have existed, Asian Americans have been fighting back--joining together to protest offensive imagery, support Asian American actors and industry workers, and make their voices heard. Providing a cultural history and ethnography, Asian American Media Activism assesses everything from grassroots collectives in the 1970s up to contemporary engagements by fan groups, advertising agencies, and users on YouTube and Twitter. In linking these different forms of activism, Lori Kido Lopez investigates how Asian American media activism takes place and evaluates what kinds of interventions are most effective. Ultimately, Lopez finds that activists must be understood as fighting for cultural citizenship, a deeper sense of belonging and acceptance within a nation that has long rejected them"--Publisher description.
ISBN 9781479835942 (electronic bk.)
1479835943 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 40026038429
OCLC # 959591058
Additional Format Print version: Lopez, Lori Kido. Asian American media activism. New York : New York University Press, [2016] 9781479878192 (DLC) 2015047144 (OCoLC)926743482.

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