Local Invisibility, Postcolonial Feminisms

Asian American Contemporary Artists in California

  • Laura Fantone

Part of the Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture book series (CSGSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Laura Fantone
    Pages 25-61
  3. Laura Fantone
    Pages 63-92
  4. Laura Fantone
    Pages 139-180
  5. Laura Fantone
    Pages 211-219
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 221-247

About this book


This book offers gendered, postcolonial insights into the poetic and artistic work of four generations of female Asian American artists in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Nancy Hom, Betty Kano, Flo Oy Wong, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Theresa H.K. Cha, and Hung Liu are discussed in relation to the cultural politics of their time, and their art is examined in light of the question of what it means to be an Asian American artist. Laura Fantone’s exploration of this dynamic, understudied artistic community begets a sensitive and timely reflection on the state of Asian American women in the USA and in Californian cultural institutions.


America American culture anthropology arts Asia cultural anthropology culture feminism fine arts gender identity philosophy social science sociology women

Authors and affiliations

  • Laura Fantone
    • 1
  1. 1.Gender and Women’s StudiesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley, CAUSA

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