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Race Policy and Multiracial Americans

Kathleen Odell Korgen (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447316459
eISBN:
9781447316480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316459.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Race Policy and Multiracial Americans is the first book to look at the impact of multiracial people on race policies, where race policies lag behind the growing numbers of multiracial people in our ... More


Introduction

Kathleen Odell Korgen

in Race Policy and Multiracial Americans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447316459
eISBN:
9781447316480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316459.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This introduction describes why this book is both necessary and timely and provides a summary of the chapters that follow. While some legal scholars have begun to look at the effect of multiraciality ... More


Undercover Asian: Multiracial Asian Americans in Visual Culture

Leilani Nishime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038075
eISBN:
9780252095344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038075.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This first book-length study of media images of multiracial Asian Americans, tracing the codes that alternatively enable and prevent audiences from recognizing the multiracial status of Asian ... More


Camp Kimora

Leilani Nishime

in Undercover Asian: Multiracial Asian Americans in Visual Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038075
eISBN:
9780252095344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038075.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on Kimora Lee Simmons and her reality television show Life in the Fab Lane. Rather than striving for a colorblind, deracinated public image, African/Asian American fashion model ... More


Queer Keanu: The Politics of Bad Acting in the Era of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Leilani Nishime

in Undercover Asian: Multiracial Asian Americans in Visual Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038075
eISBN:
9780252095344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038075.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter uses the specific example of Keanu Reeves in order to trace how the specter of homosexuality both responds to and redirects a reading of Reeves as multiracial. The celebrity culture ... More


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