Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience

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Overview

Asian American Sexualities works to dispel the stereotype of oriental sexual decadence, as well as the "model minority" heterosexual Asian sterotype in the US.

Writing from an impressive array of interdisciplinary perspectives, the contributors discuss a variety of topics, including sexuality and identity politics; community activism and gay activism; transnational aspects of love between women in Thailand; queer South Asian culture in the US; gay and lesbian filmmakers; same-sex sexuality in Pacific literature; and Asian American male homosexuality and AIDS. The relationship of the gay and lesbian experience to Asian American studies and Ethnic Studies is also explored.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415914376
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Russell Leong is the editor of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center's Amerasia Journal. He edited Moving the Image: Independent Asian Pacific Media Arts (1991), and is the author of The Country of Dreams and Dust (1993), recipient of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literature Award.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Home Bodies and the Body Politic 1
1 Maiden Voyage: Excursion into Sexuality and Identity Politics in Asian America 21
2 Stories from the Homefront: Perspectives of Asian American Parents with Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons 37
3 Searching for Community: Filipino Gay Men in New York City 51
4 Breaking through the Chrysalis: Hanh Thi Pham 65
5 Preserving the Paradox: Stories from a Gay-Loh 71
6 Living in Asian America: An Asian American Lesbian's Address before the Washington Monument 1979 83
7 Strategies for Queer Asian and Pacific Islander Spaces 85
8 In Our Own Way: A Roundtable Discussion 91
9 From the 1970s to the 1990s: Perspective of a Gay Filipino American Activist 101
10 Same-Sex Sexuality in Pacific Literature 113
11 Funny Boys and Girls: Notes on a Queer South Asian Planet 119
12 In the Shadows of a Diva: Committing Homosexuality in David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly 131
13 Notes on Queer 'N' Asian Virtual Sex 153
14 Toward a Struggle against Invisibility: Love between Women in Thailand 163
15 Gregg Araki and the Queer New Wave 175
16 Looking for My Penis: The Eroticized Asian in Gay Video Porn 181
17 Communion: A Collaboration on AIDS 201
18 My Grandmother's Third Eye 221
19 Bak Sze, White Snake 223
20 Tita Aida for Jorge F. Casaclang 227
21 River Deep: & All Those Pretty Women 231
22 Grandma's Tales 233
23 Queer Pilipino Rebolusiyon: with ms. nikki giovanni to thank for 239
24 Fascination, Gravity, and a Deeply Done Kiss 243
25 Aloes: from The Country of Dreams and Dust 247
Contributors 251
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