AAAS Book Awards Part 4: Kandice Chuh’s "The Difference Aesthetics Makes"
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AAAS Book Awards Part 4: Kandice Chuh’s "The Difference Aesthetics Makes"

This is the last episode of a four-part series featuring the winners and honorable mentions of the 2021 Book Awards for the Association of Asian American Studies (AAAS). This episode focuses on the winner of the award in Humanities and Cultural Studies in Media, Performance, and Visual Studies: Kandice Chuh’s The Difference Aesthetics Makes: On the Humanities “After Man.” This insightful and critical book challenges our divisions of aesthetics and politics, while showing how liberal humanism has persisted within the ways we organize in institutions, the ways we teach, and the ways that we think of ourselves.
Kandice Chuh is a professor of English, American studies, and Critical Social Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center. She’s currently working on The Disinterested Teacher, a collection of essays on pedagogies and praxis, and When/Where/How ‘Asia’, a project on Asian racialization in the contemporary era.
Christopher B. Patterson is an Assistant Professor in the Social Justice Institute at the University of British Columbia.
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