Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and

Posted by

Asian American Sexualities works to dispel the stereotype of oriental sexual decadence, in addition to the "model minority" heterosexual Asian sterotype within the US. Writing from a magnificent array of interdisciplinary views, the members speak about various subject matters, together with sexuality and id politics; neighborhood activism and homosexual activism; transnational features of affection among ladies in Thailand; queer South Asian tradition within the US; homosexual and lesbian filmmakers; same-sex sexuality in Pacific literature; and Asian American male homosexuality and AIDS. the connection of the homosexual and lesbian adventure to Asian American experiences and Ethnic experiences is usually explored.

Show description

Read Online or Download Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience PDF

Best asian books

Growth Theories in Light of the East Asian Experience (National Bureau of Economic Research-East Asia Seminar on Economics)

The individuals to this quantity research the expansion studies of Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan in mild of the lately built endogenous progress concept to supply an realizing of the commercial increase in East Asia. the speculation explored during this quantity attributes the outstanding financial good fortune of those international locations to, between different components, the function of an outward orientation—a specialise in exporting instead of on keeping domestic markets.

The Journey of Maps and Images on the Silk Road (Brill's Inner Asian Library)

This ebook covers new floor at the diffusion and transmission of geographical wisdom that happened at serious junctures within the lengthy historical past of the Silk highway. a lot of twentieth-century scholarship at the Silk highway tested the traditional archaeological items and medieval historic files came upon inside of every one cultural quarter, whereas the results of long-distance interplay throughout Eurasia remained poorly studied.

Coastal Environments: Focus on Asian Regions

This ebook offers with the main concerns being confronted by means of the coastal inhabitants in Asia with emphasis on typical and man-made risks, weather switch impression and pressures attributable to mega towns alongside Asian coasts. The edited e-book includes chapters authored via specialists who're renowned of their personal fields of specialization correct to coastal procedures.

Extra resources for Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience

Sample text

O n the other side, I em pathized as well w ith the lesbian. ” I figured that being a lesbian, while not quite like being Asian American, m ust have seemed to the intrepid student as close to the ethnic model as she could get. Finally, I thought she represented a side o f me that always wanted, but never could quite manage, to drop the coming out bom b in groups that did not expect it. ” I im agined that she and her friend had signed up for my section because they knew I too was a lesbian, and I w orried that they assumed that I m ight be able to protect them from the silence of the closet.

Because o f this one aspect, parents believe their child has changed and is no longer the person they thought they knew. For example, one parent said: The grieving process took a long time. Especially the thing about not being a bride. Not having her be a bride was a very devastating change of plans for her life. I thought I was in her life and it made me feel when she said she was a les­ bian that there was no place for me in her life. 30 U pon finding out, the parents interviewed spoke of com mon responses and questions they had.

But there are those who identify as straight, b ut regularly indulge in homoeroticism, and, of course, there are those who claim the identity gay/lesbian, but engage in heterosexual sex. In addition, some people identify themselves sexually but do not actually have sex, and, there are those who claim celibacy as a sexual practice. For those who profess a form of sexual identity that is, at some point, at odds with their sexual practice or sexual desire, the idea of a single, permanent, or even stable sexual identity is confining and inaccurate.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.51 of 5 – based on 41 votes