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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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