Index
Abu-Lughod, Lila, 182
Advertising, 131, 135–36, 137, 224
Aesthetics, 9, 19, 45, 48, 82, 86
A√ect, 9
African Americans, 18–19, 58, 82. See also
Blackness
Ake, David, 99 n. 18
Akiyoshi, Toshiko, 69, 94
Al-’Azm, Sadik Jalal, 225
Alien Kulture, 172
All-American Girl, 11
American Chai, 163
American Desi, 163
American exceptionalism, 114
Anita and Me, 171
Aoki, Tatsuo, 75–76
Appadurai, Arjun, 134
Appropriation, 222, 234, 248, 258, 272
Are You Chinese or Charlie Chan?, 79
Art, 130–34, 137–48, 173
Asian Americans, 4, 6, 180, 240; as
audience, 182, 185, 191, 287; commu-
nities of, 30; as consumers, 24–25, 144,
162, 163, 182, 230, 259; as creative class,
12–13; as cultural brokers, 20, 236; eth-
nicity and, 40, 255, 259; as music critics,
16; as subjectless, 5
Asian Improv Arts, 85
Asian Improv Records (air), 82, 105 n. 57
Asianness: as object of consumption, 23,
142, 180, 182, 185, 221, 229; reification of,
135
Asians: identity of, 166, 195, 249; presence
in United States of, 20–21, 25, 27, 114,
124, 161; sexuality and, 276
‘‘Asiatic,’’ as term, 64 n. 32
Asiatic Apostles, 41–42
Audiences, 181–82, 287, 322, 325
Authenticity, 15, 24, 60, 232, 238; food and,
19, 25, 150–60, 180, 186; jazz and, 71, 73,
87; pornography and, 313; race and, 35–
37, 46; testimony and, 5; Vietnamese
culture and, 211, 217, 218 n. 25
Automobiles. See Cars
azn Channel, 27
Bachelor society, 156
Baker, Arthur, 35
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