Mapping of Asian Americans in New York (MAANY)

CUNY Mapping Seminar
Book Panel

Date: Friday, October 10, 2014

Time: 6PM to 8PM

Place: 25 West 43rd Street, 18th Floor
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan


Join AAARI and the founders of the CUNY Mapping Seminar project for a book/publication launch and panel discussion with authors Ken Guest (Baruch College/CUNY), Tarry Hum (Queens College/CUNY), and Russell C. Leong (Hunter College & AAARI). Discussion moderated by Peter Kwong (Hunter College/CUNY).

After the panel discussion there will be a reception with light refreshments and book signing.

Ken Guest - Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age

Covering the essential concepts that drive cultural anthropology today, Ken Guest’s Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age (WW Norton 2014) shows students that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture and that the tools of cultural anthropology are essential to living in a global society. A “toolkit” approach encourages students to pay attention to big questions raised by anthropologists, offers study tools to remind readers what concepts are important, and shows them why it all matters in the real world.


Tarry Hum - Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn's Sunset Park

Sunset Park, Brooklyn is often referred to as a satellite “Chinatown” due to the concentrated presence and dramatic increase of Chinese immigrants.  However, Sunset Park has been a majority Latino neighborhood since the late 1970s with immigrant Dominicans, Mexicans, and Ecuadorians now diversifying a historically Puerto Rican population. Through the lens of Sunset Park, Tarry Hum's book investigates how contemporary Asian and Latino immigration transform local neighborhood places, and the politics and processes of urbanization in post-industrial cities. 


Russell C. Leong - CUNY FORUM (Volume 2:1)

AAARI's second issue of CUNY FORUM (Volume 2:1, Fall 2014 to Winter 2015, ISSN: 2329-1125, $15.00) features a mixture of Nobel Prize recipients together with notable Asian Pacific scholars, journalists and public artists including individuals connected with Bangladesh, South Africa, Vietnam, Cambodia, Korea, Nepal, Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines. The FORUM, taking its cue from new media approaches, introduces its contents through a visual mapping diagram, with keys and links to free digitally-available content. According to the editor, the goal of the FORUM is to bring intellectual and cultural communities together in a New York commons that takes readers well beyond typecasting Asian Americans as merely another American "minority brand," or as “the newest kid on the block,” and to link their experience and history with broader trends in scholarship, communications, media, and literature across the Asia Pacific region and including the Americas. 

The 158 page journal (Volume 2:1, Fall 2014 to Winter 2015, ISSN: 2329-1125, $15.00) features four sections, each examining  through essays and research reports: 1. Asian Pacific American Studies; 2. Global Thinking and East-West Philosophy; 3. Global Voices: Asia, Africa and the Americas; and 4. Latitudes / Word & Image.








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