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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 256–270.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Patrice D. Douglass Abstract This essay approaches Blackness as a social contagion to examine the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and police violence. By placing the COVID-19 deaths of Black people who are refused hospital treatment in critical conversation with police murders during...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 368–389.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Belinda Kong Abstract This essay deploys the concept of pandemic as a set of discursive relations rather than a neutral description of a natural phenomenon, arguing that pandemic discourse is a product of layered histories of power that in turn reproduces myriad forms of imperial and racial power...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 235–243.
Published: 01 March 2021
... death almost certainly were “the largest movement in the country's history,” 6 in reality neither event was a unique or historically isolated occurrence. Instead, Covid-19 is just the most recent in a string of pandemics caused by influenza or an influenza-like illness, with earlier crises including...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 181–192.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Karen Fang Abstract In the global outpouring during the 2020 racial justice protests and coverage of pandemic-related anti-Asian hate, modest forms of engagement such as reading and viewing lists were often suggested as means of fostering sympathy and understanding. This essay argues that combating...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 167–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Alexa Alice Joubin Abstract The global pandemic of COVID-19 has exacerbated anti-Asian racism—the demonization of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities as viral origins—in the United States. Offering strategies for inclusion and for identifying tacit forms of misogynistic racism...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 157–166.
Published: 01 March 2022
... States that had accelerated during the pandemic and often targeted women and the elderly. 1 In an uncanny coincidence, on the morning of March 17, less then twenty-four hours after the Atlanta shootings and on the other side of the country, there was another widely publicized incident involving...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 215–223.
Published: 01 March 2022
... eight victims were Asian women. Available evidence suggests that Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women were disproportionately targeted in anti-Asian hate incidents and crimes following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. A report issued in the wake of the Atlanta shootings shows that between...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 211–220.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to contemporary Hong Kong and also to deconstruct a set of binary oppositions between colonizer and colonized, inside and outside, self and other. Finally Belinda Kong examines the concept of pandemic, which she suggests is most productively understood not as an autonomous category but rather as a set...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 277–297.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., prominently positioned near the beginning of Chu's novel, offers a strategic counterpoint to the concerns with identity and survival at the heart of the work. In particular, the precarity of the fish's existence mirrors that of gay men like Ah Yao living through the early stages of the AIDS pandemic. While...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 244–255.
Published: 01 March 2021
... literary and cultural studies books by Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, Benedicte Boisseron, and Joshua Bennett investigate the intersection of animality and Blackness. Published amid the emergence of what antiracist activists in the United States have widely called the “multiple pandemics” of police violence...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 271–284.
Published: 01 March 2021
... workers have left us the legacy of their careful observations during the COVID pandemic: the measurements and functions that have already become new treatment protocols, new medical science. The parallel helps us appreciate that Breakfast with Madame Curie is an environmental humanities novel in much...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 203–214.
Published: 01 March 2022
...? More significantly, how does Cheng's ornamentalism speak to the very real contempt for and violence against Asians/Asian Americans, which has undergone a resurgence during the COVID-19 pandemic? Does ornamentalism, when separated from the protective walls of critical theory, not become leaky, messy...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 224–235.
Published: 01 March 2022
... unredressable.” 6 While Japan has shown little interest in the rise in anti-Asian violence over the course of the pandemic, work by Yoneyama and others elucidates how issues surrounding Japan's military sex slavery—often understood as the most urgent focal point for transnational feminisms in Asia—might...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
....” 39 I first drafted this essay in 2016 and submitted it to Prism in 2018. The mention of microbes here has no connection to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. For now, I will leave the task of charting the directions of Chinese studies in the time of coronavirus to other scholars. 40 Bell...