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Fight the Tower: Asian American Women Scholars’ Resistance and Renewal in the Academy
edited by Kieu Linh Caroline Valverde and Wei Ming Dariotis
contributions by Cara Maffini Pham, Melody Yee, Jing Mai, Shannon Deloso, Kaozong N. Mouavangsou, Cindy Nhi Huynh, Akiko Takeyama, Rani Neutill, Brett J. Esaki, Grace J. Yoo, Melissa-Ann Nievera-Lozano, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Genevieve Erin O’Brien, Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, Shirley Hune, W P, Kieu Linh Caroline Valverde, Wei Ming Dariotis, Eliza Noh, Jane Junn and Mai’a K. Davis Cross
Rutgers University Press, 2020
Cloth: 978-1-9788-0637-5 | Paper: 978-1-9788-0636-8 | eISBN: 978-1-9788-0640-5
Library of Congress Classification LC2633.6.F54 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 378.1982995073

Asian American women scholars experience shockingly low rates of tenure and promotion because of the particular ways they are marginalized by the intersectionalities of race and gender in academia. Although Asian American studies critics have long since debunked the model minority myth that constructs Asian Americans as the ideal academic subject, university administrators still treat Asian American women in academia as though they will simply show up and shut up. Consequently, because silent complicity is expected, power holders will punish and oppress Asian American women severely when they question or critique the system.

However, change is in the air. Fight the Tower is a continuation of the Fight the Tower movement, which supports women standing up for their rights to claim their earned place in academia and to work for positive change for all within academic institutions. The essays provide powerful portraits, reflections, and analyses of a population often rendered invisible by the lies that sustain intersectional injustices in order to operate an oppressive system.

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