CFP: AAPI Nexus: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice and Community

CALL FOR PAPERS: AAPI NEXUS SPECIAL ISSUE
ASIAN AMERICANS IN GLOBAL CITIES: LOS ANGELES-NEW YORK CONNECTIONS AND COMPARISONS

This special NEXUS issue seeks to uncover Asian American experiences in global cities by engaging in a comparative study of Los Angeles and New York.  The demographic facts are astonishing – over a quarter of the 15.7 million Asian Americans reside in either of the two greater metropolitan regions, where they comprise over a tenth of the total population in each metropolis. Drawn by potential opportunities, Asian Americans are integral to these global cities, contributing to the rich cultural, economic, social, and political landscape and serving as links to their home countries.  Within each region, Asian Americans have established vibrant urban neighborhoods and ethno-burbs that serve as a foundation for newer immigrant groups to pursue upward mobility for their families and future generations; mobilize to build a political voice; and create unique identities.

This LA-NY issue Call is for papers that use a comparative approach to generate exciting and significant new insights into transnationalism, migration studies, regional development, ethnic places, immigrant economies, political and civic engagement, and social movements occurring within these bi-coastal metropolitan areas.  Professor Tarry Hum, Queens College and Graduate Center, City University of New York and Professor Paul M. Ong, University of California, Los Angeles, will be the consulting Guest Editors working with the editorial staff on this volume. Our objective is to share information and insights to enhance the ability to take action in the areas of advocacy, strategic planning, policy development and programming. The following are examples of possible articles, although we are interested in other topics:

  • Asian-specific place-based social, political, and economic institutions and practices that sustain and build community.
  • What distinguishes Asian places and neighborhoods in Los Angeles and New York?
  • Are there internal and external structures and dynamics that transcend location?
  • How do similarities and differences in community formations relate to the Asian diaspora and racial/ethnic group dynamics?
  • Cultural productions and collective actions as a means to inform, mobilize, and build community and/or expose socioeconomic inequities for efforts to achieve parity.  How are Asian Americans working to build broader multi-racial coalitions?
  • How does global economic restructuring influence Asian American neighborhoods?

The publication will also contribute to Asian American Studies vis-a-vis theorizations of global cities and engaged practices.

We encourage paper submissions that provide perspectives of practitioners, academic researchers, and applied policy analysts.  To facilitate an active dialogue and exchange, we encourage co-authored papers ideally from LA and NY based authors, but will also accept single authored papers that focus on one or both regions.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please send or email a Letter Of Intent with the title and a very short descriptive paragraph of the proposed paper to the editors for review. If you have a prepared paper, you may also submit the paper at the same time. For submission guidelines, please visit:
http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/aascpress/pressresources.asp and click on STYLE SHEET for Article Submissions (PDF Document).

AAPI Nexus is a peer-reviewed, national journal published by UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center focusing on policies, practices and community research to benefit the nation’s burgeoning Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The journal’s mission is to facilitate an exchange of ideas and research findings that strengthens the efforts through policy and practice to tackle the pressing societal problems facing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Since the inception of ethnic studies, the goal of “serving the community” has been at the heart of Asian American Studies and Pacific Islander Studies.

Previous issues have focused on Community Development, Civil Rights, and Voting. The table of contents and editors’ notes can be found at:

http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/aascpress/nexuscollection.asp

Deadline for Letter of Intent for LA-NY issue: December 15, 2010.

Deadline for Manuscript Submissions for LA-NY issue:  February 28, 2011.

Earlier submission of a Letter or Manuscript is encouraged. Internet communication is preferred. Please address to Managing Editor Melany Dela Cruz-Viesca and send to AAPI Nexus Journal at:

Melany Dela Cruz -Viesca [Email]

and send an electronic copy to:

Senior Editor Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
Guest Editor Professor Paul Ong
Guest Editor Professor Tarry Hum
Co-Managing Editor Christina Aujean Lee

For regular mail, send all correspondence to:

Christina Aujean Lee, Managing Editor
AAPI Nexus Journal
UCLA Asian American Studies Center
3230 Campbell Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546

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David K. Yoo, Ph.D. [Email]
Director & Professor
Asian American Studies Center & Department
University of California, Los Angeles
310.825.2974 (Center)
310.206.5592 (Department)
www.aasc.ucla.edu
www.asianam.ucla.edu

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