Asian American Sexual Politics: The Construction of Race, by Rosalind S. Chou

By Rosalind S. Chou

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

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

This provocative booklet exhibits how power racism impacts Asian American physique photograph, vainness, and intimate relationships.

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11 Erin’s understanding of her parent’s protectiveness was accompanied with a greater understanding of sexuality and sexual predators. Erin has only dated whites and has felt exotified, to some extent, in most of those relationships. ” These statements directly relate to the concerns her parents had when she was younger. This sense of protectiveness was strong in the parents of many respondents, especially with parents who were first-generation Asian Americans. In some cases, they had experiences with colonialism and had seen or experienced acts of war involving sexual assault that their children had not.

So men or counselors or whoever . . I never went to a sleepover. Never in my entire life because they were deathly afraid of what might happen to me. I went to sleepovers at my relatives’ house. That’s different. They know my parents. ” They just didn’t want me to be messed with. That was why. They thought there was that chance because I was Asian . . because Asian girls are exotic to non-Asian people. They’re [Asian women] weird and people want to experience that. That is sort of too weird of a conversation for my parents to have.

Eye-Tracking of Men’s Preferences for Waist-to-Hip Ratio and Breast Size of Women,” Archives of Sexual Behavior 40, no. 1 (2011): 43–50. 13. Tufuku Zuberi and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology, (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). 14. Stephen Jay Gould. The Mismeasure of Man, rev. and expanded ed. (New York: Norton, 1996). 15. Kenneth Clark and Mamie Clark, “Racial Identification and Preference in Negro Children,” in Readings in Social Psychology, ed.

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