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Learning to Speak a New Tongue: Imagining a Way that Holds People Together-An Asian American Conversation

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by Fumitaka Matsuoka
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Learning to Speak a New Tongue: Imagining a Way that Holds People Together-An Asian American Conversation by Fumitaka Matsuoka

Learning to Speak a New Tongue attempts to respond to a timely question facing America today: What holds people together in a fragmented world? The response comes from a religious community that has not been very visible: Asian Americans. The author employs the threefold epistemological scaffold familiar to Asian Americans: (1) translocal value orientation embedded in the experiences of racialization, (2) a heightened sensitivity to pathos arising out of our dissonance with the societal norms and values, and (3) amphibolous spirituality, that is, a co-existence of multiple religious traditions without any resolution of their differences. The angle of vision embedded in this epistemological framework of Asian Americans' lives may well provide a clue to an alternate architectural paradigm in building a new peoplehood and to redefine democratic freedom as the historical paradigm of American peoplehood.

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Pages: 154
Size: 5.7 MB
Publisher: Pickwick Publications
Date published:   2011
ISBN: 9781498270021 (DRM-EPUB)

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