Embodying Asian/American Sexualities

Embodying Asian/American Sexualities

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Embodying Asian/American Sexualities is an accessible reader designed for use in undergraduate and graduate American studies, ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, and performance studies classes as well as for a general public interested in related issues. It contains both overviews of the field and scholarly interventions into a range of topics, including history, literature, performance, and sociology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 196 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739129031
  • 9780739129036

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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Review quote

Embodying Asian/American Sexualities forges a new intellectual frontier for critical race and queer studies. This extraordinary collection boasts an archive unlike any other. A provocative tour of transgender, religion, and refugees, as well as the secret lives of Margaret Cho, Brandon Lee, Indian rubber dildos, and Asian men as 'undesirable geniuses', this anthology illuminates ever-shifting conceptions of gender and sexuality through which Asian/American bodies are read. -- David L. Eng, University of Pennsylvania Embodying Asian/American Sexualities mobilizes brave theoretical excursions and conceptual travels across and beyond genders, sexualities, and races. Through deftly designed maneuvers between genres (from fiction to history to journalism), and by positing bodily experiences as the frame through which Asian American selfhoods, activisms, and community are enacted, this collection offers much to readers in search of provocative ideas, methods, and theories. -- Martin F. Manalansan IV, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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About Sean Metzger

Gina Masequesmay is associate professor in the Asian American Studies Department at California State University, Northridge. Sean Metzger is assistant professor of English and theater studies at Duke University.
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