Asian American Anger - It's a Thing!

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About the author:
Ravi Chandra, M.D. is a psychiatrist, poet and writer in San Francisco. His non-fiction book-in-progress, about the psychology of social networks through a Buddhist lens, is called Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Facebook and the Other Social Networks. He blogs for Psychology Today (The Pacific Heart) and the Center for Asian American Media (Memoirs of a Superfan). He was featured in Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry, winner of a Special Recognition Award from the California Book Critics' Circle, and his first collection of poetry, a fox peeks out: poems, won Honorable Mention at the 2012 San Francisco Book Festival.

Asian American Anger - It's a Thing!


Authored by Ravi Chandra
Edition: 1

All proceeds from the sale of this book and e-book will go to domestic violence and community nonprofits.

Jarring. Breathtaking. Important. These are the words readers have used to describe "Asian American Male Anger: The Fast and the Furious", the lead essay in this volume. From the starting point of the Isla Vista massacres, psychiatrist and writer Ravi Chandra explores anger and domestic violence in the Asian American community.

With deep insight and compassion, he calls for a renewal of relationship between Asian American men and women. Understanding emotional and cultural pressures is the first step in that renewal - and these essays are a good place to start.

In addition to essays about Asian American anger, Dr. Chandra presents "The Social Network is an IndigNation", an exploration of internet rage. Anger is the most viral emotion on the social network. What does that mean for our minds, hearts and community?

Advance praise for Asian American Anger – It’s a Thing!

"Dr. Chandra's thoughtful inquiry into the complexity of factors and forces that shape the ground from which Asian American male gender violence erupts into our lives is an important contribution to addressing the general problem of violence in our society."
Warren Miller, MFT, OTR/L

A fresh and original take on the Asian American male experience. Recommended, especially to any one who gives a hoot about the inner world of the Asian guy in America. Because after all, "This is the Asian American man, fast and sometimes furious. We are, in other words, dangerous. Filled with possibility, passion and hard-won pride – yet all too frequently, passed over and dismissed. But you cannot dismiss a dangerous man, can you?"
Tony Nguyen, documentary filmmaker

"It is vital that we understand anger in our communities. Dr. Chandra's article is compelling, and brings us closer to understanding and caring for one another."
Cynthia Tom, Artist and Curator, Asian American Women Artists Association

Publication Date:
0990933903 / 9780990933908
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Psychology / Emotions

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