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academic monitoring

The process of observing students' academic progress in one or more subject over a period of time. It is used by teachers to compare the performance of a particular student to that of ...

Asian Americans on Television

Asian Americans on Television   Reference library

Alison Yeh Cheung and Kent A. Ono

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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2020

...Asian Americans. 23 Scholarship on the representation of Asian Americans in cinema, focusing on television as opposed to films, is useful in tracing Asian American representation due to the relative production frequency of television episodes. Darrell Hamamoto’s groundbreaking Monitored Peril ( 1994 ) engages Asian American studies beyond media and communication and also takes an interdisciplinary historical and sociological approach to the study of TV. 24 Hamamoto traces the historical archives of the representation of Asian Americans on TV, demonstrating an...

Korean North Americans in Film and Television

Korean North Americans in Film and Television   Reference library

Eun Joo Kim

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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2020

...), edited by Russell Leong. The scholarship that begins to emerge in the 1990s maintains a focus on race, but widens the critical scope to engage simultaneously across multiple social structures and varying relations of power within North American society. For instance, in Monitored Peril: Asian Americans and Television ( 1994 ), Darrell Y. Hamamoto examines the relationship between television and larger political, economic, and cultural structures. Hamamoto argues that, particularly in the postwar period, television is instrumental in shaping how American...

The Vietnam War in Film

The Vietnam War in Film   Reference library

Sylvia Shin Huey Chong

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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2020

...with the rise of the academic fields that were most pertinent to the study of the Vietnam War in film: cinema studies and Asian American studies. As these fields began to professionalize through the establishment of academic departments and programs, peer-reviewed journals and book series, and dedicated conferences and symposia, these institutional and social structures shaped the appearance of the first collected and in-depth scholarship on the Vietnam War in film (as opposed to film reviews, even if they appeared in academic journals). Among the first...

Human Rights and Asian American Literature and Culture

Human Rights and Asian American Literature and Culture   Reference library

Crystal Parikh

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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2020
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Society and culture, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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...Rights and Asian American Literature and Culture Just Like People In her poem “The Watchtower,” Mitsuye Yamada pairs a brief description of the “one uniformed guard,” who monitors the Japanese Americans detained in the World War II internment camps, along with that of the teenagers who dance to a live band in a camp rec hall: “This is what we did with our days. / We loved and we lived / just like people.” 1 The presence of the guard belies the conditions under which the speaker and her peers live “like people,” conditions also spelled out in Yamada’s...

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