Embodying Asian/American Sexualities

Embodying Asian/American Sexualities

by Gina Masequesmay
     
 

ISBN-10: 073912904X

ISBN-13: 9780739129043

Pub. Date: 07/08/2010

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 would 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 would 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 authors aspire to present a diverse sample of discourses that construct Asian/American bodies. They maintain that the body serves as the primary interface between the individual and the social, yet, as Elizabeth Grosz noted over a decade ago, feminist theory, and gender and sexuality studies more generally, 'has tended, with some notable exceptions, to remain uninterested in or unconvinced about the relevance of refocusing on bodies in accounts of subjectivity.' This volume attempts to address this concern.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739129043
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
07/08/2010
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 1. Embodying Asian/American Sexualities Chapter 2 2. The Rice Room: Scenes from a Bar Chapter 3 3. Pornography and Its Dis/Contents: A Roundtable Discussion with Anjali Arondekar, Richard Fung, and Sylvia Chong Chapter 4 4. The One That She Wants: Margaret Cho, Mediatization, and Autobiographical Performance Chapter 5 5. Novell-Aah!: A Short Play Chapter 6 6. And the Crow Cries Before He Dies: A Brandon Lee Spoken Word Soliloquy Chapter 7 7. Queer Theory and Anti-Racism Education: Politics of Race and Sexuality in the Classroom and Beyond Chapter 8 8. The Anxiety Over Borders Chapter 9 9. An Interview with Pauline Park Chapter 10 10. Public Agenda and Private Struggles: Khmer Girls in Action Chapter 11 11. Family, Citizenship, and Selfhood in Luong Ung's First They Killed My Father Chapter 12 12. Homosexuality and Korean Immigrant Protestant Churches Chapter 13 13. Finding Fellatio: Friendship, History, and Yone Noguchi Chapter 14 14. Ghosts

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