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Undercover Asian [electronic resource] : Multiracial Asian Americans in Visual Culture / LeiLani Nishime.

Author/Creator:
Nishime, LeiLani.
Publication:
Urbana, [Illinois] : University of Illinois Press, 2014.
Series:
Asian American experience.
The Asian American experience
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (264 p.)
Subjects:
Visual culture -- United States.
Racially mixed people in popular culture -- United States.
Asian Americans in popular culture -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In this study of media images of multiracial Asian Americans, Leilani Nishime traces the codes that alternatively enable and prevent audiences from recognizing the multiracial status of Asian Americans. Nishime's perceptive readings of popular media - movies, television shows, magazine articles,and artwork - indicate how and why the viewing public often fails to identify multiracial Asian Americans. Using actor Keanu Reeves and the Matrix trilogy, golfer Tiger Woods as examples, Nishime suggests that this failure is tied to gender, sexuality, and post-racial politics.
Contents:
Preface. why are you? : multiracial Asian Americans and the question of visibility
The myth of the mulatto millennium
Queer Keanu : the politics of bad acting in the era of don't ask, don't tell
Tiger Woods and the perils of colorblind celebrity
Aliens : the inter-racial family in Battlestar Galactica
The matrix trilogy and multiraciality at the end of time
Camp Kimora
Seeing multiracial.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-252-09534-0
OCLC:
884725709
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