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Model Minority Masochism

Performing the Cultural Politics of Asian American Masculinity

Takeo Rivera

Model Minority Masochism

Model Minority Masochism

Performing the Cultural Politics of Asian American Masculinity

Model Minority Masochism

 

Capacious in its scope and its conclusions alike, Model Minority Masochism is a critical yet passionate rumination on Asian American masculinity and cultural politics at large.


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Beschrijving Model Minority Masochism

There are few grand narratives that loom over Asian Americans more than the model minority. While many Asian Americanist scholars and activists aim to disprove the model minority as myth, author Takeo Rivera instead rethinks the model minority as cultural politics. Rather than disproving the model minority, Rivera instead argues that Asian Americans have formulated their racial and gendered subjectivities in relation to what Rivera terms model minority masochism.
Examining hegemonic masculine Asian American cultural performance across multiple media, from literature and theater to videogames and activist archives, Rivera details two complementary forms of contemporary racial masochism: a self-subjugating masochism which embraces the model minority, and its
opposite, a self-flagellating masochism that punishes oneself for having been associated with the model minority at all.


ISBN
9780197557488
Pagina's
224
Verschenen
NUR
741
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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