Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience

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Russell Leong
Psychology Press, 1996 - Social Science - 254 pages
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Asian American Sexualities works to dispel the stereotype of oriental sexual decadence, as well as the "model minority" heterosexual Asian sterotype in the US.

Writing from an impressive array of interdisciplinary perspectives, the contributors discuss a variety of topics, including sexuality and identity politics; community activism and gay activism; transnational aspects of love between women in Thailand; queer South Asian culture in the US; gay and lesbian filmmakers; same-sex sexuality in Pacific literature; and Asian American male homosexuality and AIDS. The relationship of the gay and lesbian experience to Asian American studies and Ethnic Studies is also explored.
 

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Contents

Figuring Desire
8
Excursion into Sexuality and Identity Politics
21
Filipino Gay Men in New York City
51
Hanh Thi Pham
65
Stories from a GayLoh
71
The Body Politic
81
A Roundtable Discussion
91
Notes on a Queer South Asian Planet
119
Gregg Araki and the Queer New Wave
175
The Eroticized Asian in Gay Video Porn
181
Bloodlines
199
A Tongue in Your
219
Tita Aida for Jorge F Casaclang
227
Grandmas Tales
233
with ms nikki giovanni to thank
239
from The Country of Dreams and Dust
247

Committing Homosexuality
131

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About the author (1996)

Russell Leong is the editor of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center's Amerasia Journal. He edited Moving the Image: Independent Asian Pacific Media Arts (1991), and is the author of The Country of Dreams and Dust (1993), recipient of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literature Award.

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