Embodying Asian/American Sexualities

Embodying Asian/American Sexualities

by Gina Masequesmay
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739129031

ISBN-13: 9780739129036

Pub. Date: 01/16/2009

Publisher: Lexington Books

This book is conceived as a reader for use in American studies. Asian/American studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender studies, performance studies, and queer studies. It also contains new scholarship on Asian/American sexualities that will be useful for faculty and students. In particular, this volume highlights materials that

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This book is conceived as a reader for use in American studies. Asian/American studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender studies, performance studies, and queer studies. It also contains new scholarship on Asian/American sexualities that will be useful for faculty and students. In particular, this volume highlights materials that receive little academic attention, such as works on Southeast Asian migrants, mixed-race cultural production, and Asian/American pornography. As an interdisciplinary anthology, this collection weaves together various forms of "knowledge"-autobiographical accounts, humanistic research, community-based work, and artistic expression. Responsive to the imbrication of knowledge and power, the contributors aspire to present a diverse sample of discourses that construct Asian/American bodies. As Elizabeth Grosz noted over a decade ago, feminist theory, and gender and sexuality studies more generally, "has tended, with some notable exceptions, to remian uninterested in or Unconvinced about the relevance of refocusing on bodies in accounts of subjectivity." The contributors here attempt to address this concern by maintaining that the body serves as the primary interface between the individual and the social.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739129036
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
01/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Embodying Asian/American Sexualities Sean Metzger Gina Masequesmay 1

1 The Rice Room: Scenes from a Bar Noël Alumit 23

2 Pornography and Its Dis/Contents: A Roundtable Discussion with Anjali Arondekar Richard Fung Sylvia Chong Stacy Lavin 29

3 The One that She Wants: Margaret Cho, Mediatization, and Autobiographical Performance Dan Bacalzo 43

4 Novell-aah! A Short Play Eugenie Chan 51

5 And the Crow Cries Before He Dies: A Brandon Lee Spoken-Word Soliloquy Cathy Irwin 61

6 Queer Theory and Anti-Racism Education: Politics of Race and Sexuality in the Classroom and Beyond Ruthann Lee 73

7 The Anxiety over Borders Fiona I. B. Ngô 89

8 An Interview with Pauline Park 105

9 Public Agenda and Private Struggles: Khmer Girls in Action Sora Park Tanjasiri 115

10 Family, Citizenship, and Selfhood in Luong Ung's First They Killed My Father Cathy Schlund-Vials 127

11 Homosexuality and Korean Immigrant Protestant Churches Eunai Shrake 145

12 Finding Fellatio: Friendship, History, and Yone Noguchi Amy Sueyoshi 157

13 Ghosts Julie Thi Underhill 173

Index 177

About the Contributors 185

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