By Rosalind S. Chou

ISBN-10: 1442209240

ISBN-13: 9781442209244

Asian American Sexual Politics explores the themes of attractiveness, vainness, and sexual charm between Asian americans. The publication attracts on sixty in-depth interviews to teach how structures of Asian American gender and sexuality are likely to toughen the social and political dominance for whites, quite white men, even within the intended “post-racial” United States.

Drawing on tested scholarship at the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality, Asian American Sexual Politics indicates how strength dynamics form the lives of younger Asian american citizens this present day. Asian American ladies are frequently built as hyper-sexual docile our bodies, whereas Asian American males are usually racially “castrated.” The book’s interview excerpts express the variety of frames wherein Asian americans technique the area, in addition to the counter-frames they build. within the ultimate bankruptcy, writer Rosalind S. Chou deals recommendations for countering racialized and sexualized oppression.

This provocative publication exhibits how chronic racism impacts Asian American physique snapshot, vainness, and intimate relationships.

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Hegemonic masculinity—equated here with white, heterosexual middle-class men—refers to those who inhabit the positions of authority in society; it varies across societies and depends on external and internal hegemony. From Anthony Chen, “Lives at the Center of the Periphery, Lives at the Periphery of the Center: Chinese American Masculinities and Bargaining with Hegemony,” Gender and Society 13, no. 5 (1999): 584–607. 18. Joe R. Feagin, The White Racial Frame: Centuries of Racial Framing and CounterFraming (New York: Routledge, 2009).

Hegemonic masculinity—equated here with white, heterosexual middle-class men—refers to those who inhabit the positions of authority in society; it varies across societies and depends on external and internal hegemony. From Anthony Chen, “Lives at the Center of the Periphery, Lives at the Periphery of the Center: Chinese American Masculinities and Bargaining with Hegemony,” Gender and Society 13, no. 5 (1999): 584–607. 18. Joe R. Feagin, The White Racial Frame: Centuries of Racial Framing and CounterFraming (New York: Routledge, 2009).

121. Feagin, Systemic Racism. 122. Espiritu, Asian American Women and Men, 104. 28 Chapter 1 123. Kumiko Nemoto, “Intimacy, Desire, and the Construction of Self in Relationships between Asian American Woman and White American Men,” Journal of Asian American Studies (February 2006): 27– 54. 124. Benson Tong. Unsubmissive Women: Chinese Prostitutes in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994). 125. Espiritu, Asian American Women and Men; Eng, Racial Castration.

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