Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian / Pacific American Activists by John Dececco, Phd, Kevin Kumashiro | | 9781560234623 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian / Pacific American Activists

Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian / Pacific American Activists

by John Dececco, Phd, Kevin Kumashiro
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560234628

ISBN-13: 9781560234623

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian-Pacific-American Activists presents the first-person accounts of 20 self-identified queer Asian-Pacific Americans-life stories that work against common stereotypes, shattering misconceptions and dispelling misinformation. These autobiographies challenge familial and cultural expectations and values that have

Overview

Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian-Pacific-American Activists presents the first-person accounts of 20 self-identified queer Asian-Pacific Americans-life stories that work against common stereotypes, shattering misconceptions and dispelling misinformation. These autobiographies challenge familial and cultural expectations and values that have traditionally forced queer Asian-Pacific Americans into silent shame because of their sexual orientation. Authors share not only their experiences growing up but also how those experiences led them to become social activists, speaking out against oppression. Many harmful untruths-or "stories"-about queer Asian-Pacific Americans have been repeated so often, they are accepted as fact. Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian-Pacific-American Activists provides a forum for voices often ignored in academic literature to "re-story" themselves, addressing a range of experiences that includes cultural differences and values, conflicts between different generations in a family or between different groups in a community, and difficulties faced in coming out. Those giving voice to their stories through narrative and other writing genres include the transgendered and intersexed, community activists, youths, and parents. The stories told in Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian-Pacific-American Activists reflect on: different ranges of experience, including country of origin, educational background, religion, gender, and age different populations targeted by activism, including the working poor, immigrants, adoptees, youth, women, and families different arenas of activism, including schools, legislative debates and public referenda, social-service providers, and the Internet different concentrations of activism, including affirmative action, HIV/AIDS education, mental health, interracial relationships, and sexual violence different institutional entities in need of cha

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560234623
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Haworth Gay and Lesbian Studies
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

  • About the Editor
  • Contributors
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. An Interview with a High School Activist
  • 2. Curry Potatoes and Rainbow Banners
  • 3. We Are Not Gay
  • 4. Fragmented Entries, Multiple Selves: In Search of a Place to Call Home
  • 5. You’re a What? An Activist??
  • 6. On Becoming a Bi Bi Grrrl
  • 7. My Multiple Identity Disorder
  • 8. South of Normal
  • 9. Three Masks
  • 10. All-American Asian
  • 11. Queerly a Good Friday
  • 12. Three Strikes, I’M OUT! A Chicana Samoan Dyke’s Tale
  • 13. Activism and the Consciousness of Difference
  • 14. prelude and fugue in yellow and grey
  • 15. Activism and Identity Through the Word: A Mixed-Race Woman Claims Her Space
  • 16. Things Come When Least Expected
  • 17. Out on the Front Lines
  • Afterword
  • Index

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