Notes from 10/11
Notes from 10/11 AAS 100
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Notes from T uesday 10/11/16 I. Origins of Yellow Peril th o Anti-immigrant rhetoric in 19 century US o Asian Exclusion laws o Labor conflicts o Fears of miscegenation/sexual conquest o Representations in American and Global pop culture o 1904-1905 War between Japan and Russia A. Depictions and Racial Classification o Monstrosity/Animalistic Character o Violent, Uncivilized, ungodly o Traditional/Spiritual o Savage/Barbaric/Emasculated (men) o Erotic/Sensual, Exotic/Sexual (women) II. Shifts in Yellow Peril o Concept of expanding “Asian hordes” o Racialization across national groups (this is KEY) o Inclusion of East Asian, South Asian, and West Asian A. WWII and Japanese Internment o Shift from Chinese exclusion in 19 century to Japanese internment WWII o United States Execution Order 9066 signed by President Roosevelt in 1942 - Based on Enemy Aliens Act of 1798 (drafted because of fear of radical French and Irish immigrants) - Internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans in concentration camps (2/3 were citizens) - Image – Hear Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming 1943 III. Other Perils o Political o Social culture o Labor A. Red Peril o Fear of spread of communism, domestic and global o Palmer raids of 1919-1920: Attorney general Mitchell Palmer approves the warrantless arrest and deportation of suspected anarchists – most were Russian dissidents o Red Scare: McCarthyism of 1950s o Cold War between US and USSR i. Korean War 1950-1953 ii. Vietnam War 1959-1975 B.Brown Peril th o Early Migration of South Asians in 20 Century o Misnomer of “Hindoos” for early South Asian immigrants – were of Sikh, Muslim, and Hindu religious backgrounds o Tide of Turbans: Associated with clothing and adornment – hence racial epithets based on turban C.Green Peril/Islamic Peril o Association of Islam with “neatherism” of Chinese and Indian Hinduism o Islam conthdered barbaric o Early 20 Century legal cases considered Arab Christians as Muslims to deny citizenship o Foreign policy: 1970s oil crisis/OPEC, 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis, 1992 Gulf War o Post 9/11 context o US Imperial Wars i. 2001 Invasion of Afghanistan ii. 2003 Iraq war o Islam as threat i. Deportation and detention of men of Muslim origin ii. Surveillance of Muslim American Community IV. Myth of the Model Minority - Origins 1. 1966 US News and World report story on the success of Asian immigrants in the context of civil 2 rights movement and the African American rebellion 3
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