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It’s Like They Don’t See Us at All: Race and Racism in Gay America

C. Winter Han

in Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter analyzes the nature of racism experienced by gay Asian American men in the larger gay community. Racism in the gay community is based largely on beliefs about the desirability of one ... More


Asian Girls Are Prettier: How Drag Queens Saved Us

C. Winter Han

in Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter explores the methods used by gay Asian American men to combat the stigma of race and sexuality. Rather than being passive recipients of dominant racist and sexist discourse, gay Asian ... More


Finding Home in Gaysian America: Constructing Gay Asian Male Identities

C. Winter Han

in Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the ways in which gay Asian American men construct social identities within the larger confines of race and sexuality, paying attention to how they construct these identities ... More


Introduction: Geisha of a Different Kind

C. Winter Han

in Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This introductory chapter briefly describes how western society constructed the identity of the Asian American gay man and how this influenced the way they see themselves and what it means to be both ... More


Conclusion: Who Gets to Be Gay, Who Gets to Be Asian?

C. Winter Han

in Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This concluding chapter discusses how gay Asian American men are more interested in carving a social space that allows them to address both their gay and Asian American identities simultaneously ... More


Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

C. Winter Han

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In gay bars and nightclubs across America, and in gay-oriented magazines and media, the buff, macho, White gay man is exalted as the ideal. For gay Asian American men, often viewed by their peers as ... More


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