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Partly colored : Asian Americans and racial anomaly in the segregated South

Leslie Bow
By elucidating the experience of interstitial ethnic groups such as Mexican, Asian, and Native Americans--groups that are held to be neither black nor white--the author explores how the color line accommodated--or refused to accommodate--"other" ethnicities within a binary racial system. Analyzing pre- and post-1954 American literature, film, autobiography, government documents, ethnography, photographs, and popular culture, she investigates the ways in which racially "in-between" people and communities were brought to heel within the South's prevailing cultural logic, while locating the interstitial as a site of cultural anxiety and negotiation
Print Book, English, ©2010
New York University Press, New York, ©2010
x, 285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780814791325, 9780814791332, 0814791328, 0814791336
Introduction: thinking interstitially
Coloring between the lines: historiographies of Southern anomaly
The interstitial Indian: the Lumbee and segregation's middle caste
White is and white ain't: failed approximation and eruptions of funk in representations of the Chinese in the South
Anxieties of the "partly colored"
Productive estrangement: racial-sexual continuums in Asian American as Southern literature
Transracial/transgender: analogies of difference in Mai's America
Afterword: continuums, mobility, places on the train