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The Resource Common ground : reimagining American history, Gary Y. Okihiro

Common ground : reimagining American history, Gary Y. Okihiro

Label
Common ground : reimagining American history
Title
Common ground
Title remainder
reimagining American history
Statement of responsibility
Gary Y. Okihiro
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Common ground, Gary Okihiro uses the experiences of Asian Americans to reconfigure the ways in which American history can be understood. He examines a set of binaries--East and West, black and white, man and woman, heterosexual and homosexual--that have structured the telling of our nation's history and shaped our ideas of citizenship since the late nineteenth century. Okihiro not only exposes the artifice of these binaries but also offers a less rigid and more embracing set of stories on which to ground a national history. Okihiro analyzes how groups of people and numerous major events in American history have generally been depicted, and then offers alternative representations from an Asian-American viewpoint--one that reveals the ways in which binaries have contributed toward simplifying, excluding, and denying differences and convergences
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Okihiro, Gary Y.
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E175.9
LC item number
.O38 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • Minorities
  • Asian Americans
  • Group identity
  • Subjectivity
  • Binary principle (Linguistics)
  • Cultural pluralism
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Common ground : reimagining American history, Gary Y. Okihiro
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [139]-152) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • American history
  • ch. 1.
  • West and East
  • ch. 2.
  • White and black
  • ch. 3.
  • Man and woman
  • ch. 4.
  • Heterosexual and homosexual
Control code
45102981
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 158 pages
Isbn
9780691070063
Lccn
00049112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Common ground : reimagining American history, Gary Y. Okihiro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [139]-152) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • American history
  • ch. 1.
  • West and East
  • ch. 2.
  • White and black
  • ch. 3.
  • Man and woman
  • ch. 4.
  • Heterosexual and homosexual
Control code
45102981
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 158 pages
Isbn
9780691070063
Lccn
00049112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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