LOS ANGELES — The UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press announces Amerasia Journal’s first collection devoted to essays exploring Pacific Islander Studies.
Amerasia Journal 38:1 is the first extended treatment devoted to Pacific Islander Studies with “Transoceanic Flows: Pacific Islander Interventions across the American Empire” addresses the geographical expanse and methodological diversity that characterize this field.
UCLA Professor Keith L. Camacho guest edits this special issue of Amerasia Journal based on a 2009 symposium he organized entitled “Unlearning the American Pacific.” Transoceanic Flows surveys the broad geographies and demographies of the Pacific Islands, including the peoples and places of Guam, Hawai’i, New Zealand, Samoa, and beyond.
Covering a broad range of topics from football and Pacific Islander masculinities to an anthropological account of African American perspectives on race in Hawai’i, there is methodological diversity and intellectual rigor and vigor reflected in memoir, poetry, visual art, and cross-genre creative work situated within cultural studies, critical theory, and anthropology.
Transoceanic Flows includes critical essays and new research from leading and emerging scholars in the field, such as Christine DeLisle, Vicente Diaz, John Eperjesi, Michelle Erai, Nitasha Sharma, and Nicole Starosielski. There is creative writing by renowned Samoan artist Dan Taulapapa McMullin and award-winning poets Craig Santos Perez and ku’ualoha ho’omanwanui.
The issue features reviews of notable new books in Pacific Islander studies, and dialogues on the role of Pacific Islander Studies in undergraduate and graduate curricula. It includes contributions from the coordinators of the UCLA Hawai’i Travel Study Program and students involved in the UCLA’s Graduate Coalition of the Native Pacific.
Amerasia Journal began publishing in 1971. It is currently published three times a year in Winter, Spring and Fall Issues. For more information and to get a copy or subscribe visit http://www.amerasiajournal.org/blog/