The Resource Everybody was Kung Fu fighting : Afro-Asian connections and the myth of cultural purity, Vijay Prashad

Everybody was Kung Fu fighting : Afro-Asian connections and the myth of cultural purity, Vijay Prashad

Label
Everybody was Kung Fu fighting : Afro-Asian connections and the myth of cultural purity
Title
Everybody was Kung Fu fighting
Title remainder
Afro-Asian connections and the myth of cultural purity
Statement of responsibility
Vijay Prashad
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1992 the U.S. media was treated to "conflict" between blacks and Asians during the Los Angeles uprising. The event crystallized white-supremacist stereotypes of blacks as the "problem" minority and Asians as the "model.""
  • "In this work, historian Vijay Prashad refuses to engage the typical racial discussion that matches people of color against each other while institutionalizing the primacy of the white majority. Instead he examines more than five centuries of remarkable historical evidence of cultural and political interaction between blacks and Asians around the world, in which they have exchanged cultural and religious symbols, appropriated personas and lifestyles, and worked together to achieve political change. From the Shivites of Jamaica, who introduced Ganja and dreadlocks to the Afro-Jamaicans; to Ho Chi Minh the Garveyite; to Japanese-American Richard Aoki, a charter member of the Black Panthers, African- and Asian-derived movements and cultures, like all others, have been porous rather than discrete."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.8/00973
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.P73 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Everybody was Kung Fu fighting : Afro-Asian connections and the myth of cultural purity, Vijay Prashad
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Control code
000022598056
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780807050101
Lccn
2001001771
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24344448
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46732273
  • ebrary0807050105

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