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 numerous issues, together with sexuality and identification 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 event to Asian American reviews and Ethnic reviews can also be explored.
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19. See Asian Women United, Making Waves (Boston: Beacon Press, 1989). 20. Monique Wittig, “The Straight Mind,” The Straight Mind and Other Essays, 25, 21. All too often we conceptualize different identities as separate, discrete, and given (as opposed to continually constructed and shifting). For an example of how “identity” might be conceptualized as contradictory and shifting moments rather than discrete and warring “homes,” see Elly Bulkin, Minnie Bruce Pratt, and Barbara Smith, “Identity: Skin Blood Heart,” in Yours In Struggle (Ithaca: Firebrand Books, 1988), 22.
Imagining your parents, clutching bento box lunches, thrust into the smoky haze of a South of M arket leather bar in San Francisco is no less strange a vision than the idea of Lowie taking Ishi, the last of his tribe, for a cruise on Lucas’ Star Tours at Disneyland. “Cultural strain,” the anthropolo gists w ould say. Or, as W ynn Young, laughing at the prospect of mixing his Maiden Voyage Asian American Sexualities family with his boyfriend, said, “Somehow I just can’t picture this conversa tion at the dinner table, over my m other’s homem ade barbecued pork: ‘Hey, Ma.
For an example of how “identity” might be conceptualized as contradictory and shifting moments rather than discrete and warring “homes,” see Elly Bulkin, Minnie Bruce Pratt, and Barbara Smith, “Identity: Skin Blood Heart,” in Yours In Struggle (Ithaca: Firebrand Books, 1988), 22. See Jeff Nunokawa, “‘All the Sad Young M en: Aids and the Work of Mourning,” inside/out, ed. Diana Fuss, 311-23. 23. Trinh T. Minh-ha, 76. 24. Judith Butler, “Im itation and Gender Subordination,” inside/out, ed, Diana Fuss, 13-31.