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The Resource Straitjacket sexualities : unbinding Asian American manhoods in the movies, Celine Parreñas Shimizu

Straitjacket sexualities : unbinding Asian American manhoods in the movies, Celine Parreñas Shimizu

Label
Straitjacket sexualities : unbinding Asian American manhoods in the movies
Title
Straitjacket sexualities
Title remainder
unbinding Asian American manhoods in the movies
Statement of responsibility
Celine Parreñas Shimizu
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Depictions of Asian American men as effeminate or asexual pervade popular movies. Hollywood has made clear that Asian American men lack the qualities inherent to the heroic heterosexual male. This restricting, circumscribed vision of masculinity - a straitjacketing, according to author Celine Parreñas Shimizu - aggravates Asian American male sexual problems both on and off screen
  • Straitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies looks to cinematic history to reveal the dynamic ways Asian American men, from Bruce Lee to Long Duk Dong, create and claim a variety of masculinities. Representations of love, romance, desire, and lovemaking show how Asian American men fashion manhoods that negotiate the dynamics of self and other, expanding our ideas of sexuality. The unique ways in which Asian American men express intimacy is powerfully represented onscreen, offering distinct portraits of individuals struggling with group identities. Rejecting "macho" men, these movies stake Asian American manhood on the notion of caring for, rather than dominating, others
  • Straitjacket Sexualities identifies a number of moments in the movies wherein masculinity is figured anew. By looking at intimate relations on screen, power as sexual prowess and brute masculinity is redefined, giving primacy to the diverse ways Asian American men experience complex, ambiguous, and ambivalent genders and sexualities."--Pub. desc
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Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shimizu, Celine Parreñas
Dewey number
791.43/65211
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.A77
LC item number
A795 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Asian America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asian American men in motion pictures
  • Masculinity in motion pictures
  • Sex in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
Label
Straitjacket sexualities : unbinding Asian American manhoods in the movies, Celine Parreñas Shimizu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : ethics and responsibility : the sexual problems of Asian American men in the movies : Slanted screen (2006), Transgressions (2002), and Some questions for 28 kisses (1994) -- With vulnerable strength : re-signifying the sexual manhood of Bruce Lee : The big boss or Fist of fury (1971), The Chinese connection or Fist of fury (1972), Way of the dragon or Return of the dragon (1972), and Enter the dragon (1973) -- On the grounds of shame, new relations : Asian American manhoods in Hollywood : Eat a bowl of tea (1989), The wedding banquet (1993), and Sixteen candles (1984) -- The marvelous plenty of Asian American men : independent film as a technology of ethics : The debut (2003), Charlotte sometimes (2002), and Better luck tomorrow (2003) -- Assembling Asian American men in pornography : shattering the self towards ethical manhoods : Yellowcaust: a patriot act (2003), Masters of the pillow (2003), Dick Ho: Asian male porn star (2005), Asian pride porn (2000), Forever bottom! (1999) (2004), and the blog of Keni Styles (2010) -- Unbinding straitjacket sexualities : the calm manhoods of Asian American male Hollywood stars : The crimson kimono (1959), Map of the human heart (1993), Rapa nui (1994), and The jungle book (1994) -- Epilogue : claiming the power of lack in the face of macho : Asian American manhoods in the movies : Gran Torino (2008)
Control code
764364139
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780804773003
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011049005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)764364139
Label
Straitjacket sexualities : unbinding Asian American manhoods in the movies, Celine Parreñas Shimizu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : ethics and responsibility : the sexual problems of Asian American men in the movies : Slanted screen (2006), Transgressions (2002), and Some questions for 28 kisses (1994) -- With vulnerable strength : re-signifying the sexual manhood of Bruce Lee : The big boss or Fist of fury (1971), The Chinese connection or Fist of fury (1972), Way of the dragon or Return of the dragon (1972), and Enter the dragon (1973) -- On the grounds of shame, new relations : Asian American manhoods in Hollywood : Eat a bowl of tea (1989), The wedding banquet (1993), and Sixteen candles (1984) -- The marvelous plenty of Asian American men : independent film as a technology of ethics : The debut (2003), Charlotte sometimes (2002), and Better luck tomorrow (2003) -- Assembling Asian American men in pornography : shattering the self towards ethical manhoods : Yellowcaust: a patriot act (2003), Masters of the pillow (2003), Dick Ho: Asian male porn star (2005), Asian pride porn (2000), Forever bottom! (1999) (2004), and the blog of Keni Styles (2010) -- Unbinding straitjacket sexualities : the calm manhoods of Asian American male Hollywood stars : The crimson kimono (1959), Map of the human heart (1993), Rapa nui (1994), and The jungle book (1994) -- Epilogue : claiming the power of lack in the face of macho : Asian American manhoods in the movies : Gran Torino (2008)
Control code
764364139
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780804773003
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011049005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)764364139

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