The Race Card: From Gaming Technologies to Model Minorities

Tara Fickle (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$30.00
Publisher
New York University Press
Publish Date
November 19, 2019
Pages
272
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.7 X 9.0 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781479805952

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About the Author

Tara Fickle is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Oregon and an affiliated faculty in Ethnic Studies, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, and the New Media & Culture certificate.

Reviews

"Revealing the mutual constitution of gaming and racialization, The Race Card's concept of 'ludo-Orientalism' offers a significant new way of understanding the historical discourse of Asian exclusionism, as well as more subtle forms of post-1960s anti-Asian racism. Focusing on representations of Asian Americans as pathological players, Fickle shows how racial discourse is linked to the speculative logic of American exceptionalism."--Colleen Lye, author of America's Asia: Racial Reform and American Literature, 1893-1945
"Revealing the orientalist origins of game studies and locating the very tenants of game theory in Japanese internment, Tara Fickle engages racialization as game-play itself. In doing so, Fickle explodes our understanding of economic survival and success by revealing the centrality of gambling rhetoric--and a willingness for risk-taking--in the appraisal of Japanese Americans as the ultimate model minority. An original and timely intervention that at last accounts for the dominant representation of Asian Americans as both the hard-worker and the obsessed gamer."--Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, author of Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media