A Feeling of Belonging: Asian American Women's Public Culture, 1930-1960

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Index
Academy Awards, 164, 167
Ahn, Florence, 115
Ahn, Philip, 64, 67, 186
Alien land laws of California, 12, 21
American Dilemma (Myrdal), 89
American global economy, 108
American identity as white, 49
American orientalism, reracialized, 156
American sympathy for Chinese Americans, 61
American-born Asians, first sizable group of, 6
Americanization, 107–8; classes, 97
Antimiscegenation laws, 38, 68, 69
Asano, Kathleen, 141. See also Scene
Asian American consumer culture, 102–5; growing ambivalence about middle class role in, 114; class dissent, 110
Asian American patriotism, 91–93
Aunt Jemima cartoon, 17–18
Baby boom, 89
Baker, Josephine, 55
Baraquio, Angela Perez, 127
Beauty, as sentimental bridging device, 162
“Beauty Basically Speaking,” 142
Beauty pageants: affirm community, 14652; Cold War, 151; collegiate, 131–33, 137, 143; community dissent, 144–46; controversy, 145; cultural citizenship, 147; Fourth of July Filippino American queens, 150; Fourth of July Miss Chinatown (1950), 144–46; “ideal” citizen as basis of judging, 138–40; and international relations, 157–58; International Queen's Ball (Seattle), 143; Miss America, “Rule Seven,” 126; Miss Chinatown USA, 182; 1953 Miss Universe, 157–59, 175; multi-ethnic, 143; Nisei Week festivals, Los Angeles, 133–35, 148; and political progress, 159; prestige elements of, 148; as reflection of greater acceptance, 147; “Portrait of Spring” contest, 142–43; race post-colonialism, 123; reasons for participating, 147–48; respectability and, 128–29
Beauty products: Anna May Wong and, 135–36; Japanese American saleswomen, 135
Beauty queen: attributes of, 148; Cold War American, 133; and international relations, 180; education of, 131; hobbies and activities of, 131–33
Bemis, Polly, 118
Benedict, Ruth, 100
Birth of a Nation, 52
Boycott Silk Stockings (play), 65, 84
Brando, Marlon, 162, 173
Brown v. Board of Education, 89
Bruin House, 36
Buck, Pearl S., 62

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