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By Lori Kido Lopez

ISBN-10: 1479866830

ISBN-13: 9781479866830

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ISBN-13: 9781479878192

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How activists and minority groups use media to facilitate social switch and attain cultural citizenship. 

Among the main recognized YouTubers are a cadre of proficient Asian American performers, together with comic Ryan Higa and make-up artist Michelle Phan. but underneath the sheen of those on-line good fortune tales lies a problem—Asian american citizens stay sorely underrepresented in mainstream movie and tv. after they do seem on monitor, they can be relegated to demeaning stereotypes akin to the comical foreigner, the attractive female friend, or the martial arts villain.           


The tale that continues to be untold is that so long as those inequities have existed, Asian americans were struggling with back—joining jointly to protest offensive imagery, aid Asian American actors and employees, and make their voices heard. delivering a cultural heritage and ethnography, Asian American Media Activism assesses every little thing from grassroots collectives within the Seventies as much as modern engagements by means of fan teams, advertisements enterprises, and clients on YouTube and Twitter. In linking those diversified types of activism, Lori Kido Lopez investigates how Asian American media activism occurs and evaluates what types of interventions are most suitable. finally, Lopez unearths that activists has to be understood as scuffling with for cultural citizenship, a deeper feel of belonging and attractiveness inside of a state that has lengthy rejected them. 


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