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Reader Response: Pat Mora and James Welch Reader Response: Keith Gilyard and Mourning Dove Inquiry: Rudolfo Anaya and James Baldwin Inquiry: Tomás Rivera and Esmeralda Santiago Cultural Studies: Ishmael Reed and Graciela Limón Cultural Studies: N. Scott Momaday and Russell Leong Critical Pedagogy: Octavia E. Butler and Ruthanne Lum McCunn Critical Pedagogy: Abiodun Oyewole and Lawson Fusao Inada
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Session 6 Cultural Studies: N. Scott Momaday and Russell Leong - Resources


Cultural Studies Theory
Teaching Strategies
Authors and Literary Works
Additional Resources

 

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Additional Resources

Ask Asia Web Site
http://www.askasia.org/teachers/Instructional_Resources/ Materials/Readings/index.htm
This site compiles numerous resources -- historical, literary, and cultural -- on Asian American culture in general, along with resource guides about specific Asian cultures.

Becoming American: The Chinese Experience
http://www.pbs.org/becomingamerican/
This Web site provides a wealth of information about Chinese immigration to the U.S. and Chinese American life.

Charles, Jim. "Contemporary American Indian Life in The Owl's Song and Smoke Signals," English Journal, 2002.
http://www.ncte.org/pdfs/subscribers-only/ej /0903-jan01/EJ0903Contemporary.pdf
This article on teaching cultural studies looks at works with young-adult Native American protaganists.

Chin, Frank, et al (eds). Aiiieeeee!: An Anthology of Asian American Writers. New York: Mentor, 1974.
This first Asian American literature anthology was a seminal book in Asian American and multicultural literary history.

Circle of Stories
http://www.pbs.org/circleofstories/
This Web site contains information about storytelling traditions, including material from N. Scott Momaday.

Francis, Lee. Native Time: A Historical Time Line of Native America. New York: St Martin's Griffin, 1996.
This cross-referenced timeline deals with the history, literature, religion, and politics of Native Americans.

Hubbard, Jim (ed). Shooting Back From the Reservation: A Photographic View of Life by Native American Youth. New Press, 1994.
This collection of photographs evolved out of a project that gave Native American adolescents cameras to take interpretive photos of their environment.

Index of Native American Resources on the Web
http://www.hanksville.org/NAresources/indices/NAhistory.html
This Web site offers handy links to sites about Native American history and culture.

Kim, Elaine H. Asian American Literature; An Introduction to the Writings and Their Social Context. Philadelphia: Temple University, 1982.
This general introduction to Asian American literature also supplies classroom teaching tips.

Lee, Robert A. "Imagined Cities of China: Timothy Mo's London, Sky Lee's Vancouver, Fae Myenne Ng's San Francisco and Gish Jen's New York." Critical Mass, 4:1 (Fall 1996).
http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~critmass/v4n1/lee1.html
This article compares Russell Leong's poetry to the work of other contemporary Asian writers.

Lim, Shirley Geok-lin and Amy Ling (eds). Reading the Literature of Asian America. Philadelphia: Temple University, 1992.
This guide contains tips for teaching Asian-American literature.

Ling, Amy. "Teaching Asian-American Literature." From Heath Anthology Newsletter. Georgetown University: 1996.
http://www.georgetown.edu/tamlit/essays/asian_am.html
This essay offers analysis and strategies for bringing Asian American texts into the classroom.

Masden, Deborah L (ed). Post-Colonial Literatures: Expanding the Canon. London: Pluto Press, 1999.
This collection of essays explores multicultural American literature from a post-colonial lens.

Native Americans - Searching for Knowledge and Understanding
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/native_americans/ index.html
This Web site offers lesson plans for middle school classes about history and culture.

Native American Storytelling
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/native_story/index.html
This Web site offers lesson plans about Native American storytelling for elementary level classes.

Oliver, Eileen. Crossing the Mainstream: Multicultural Perspectives in Teaching Literature. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1994.
This book focuses on curriculum development, teaching strategies, and literary questions for multicultural texts.

Takaki, Ronald. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America. Boston: Back Bay Books, 1993.
Takaki examines of the multicultural history of the United States.

Takaki, Ronald. Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans. New York: Penguin, 1989.
This historical overview draws on letters, journals, newspaper ads, and other historic artifacts to tell a broad story of Asian American history.

Willis, Arlette Ingram. Teaching and Using Multicultural Literature in Grades 9-12. Norwood, NJ: Christopher Gordon Publishers, 1998.
This guide to teaching multicultural literature focuses on instruction in high school classrooms.

Wong, Sau-Ling Cynthia. Reading Asian American Literature: From Necessity to Extravagance. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1993.
This text focuses on the inclusion of Asian American literature in the classroom.

Yang, Jeff, et al. Eastern Standard Time: A Guide to Asian Influence on American Culture From Astro Boy to Zen Buddhism. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
This very visual and sometimes humorous book explores the influence of the East on Western culture.

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