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In this first book-length 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. Also considering alternative images such as reality TV star Kimora Lee Simmons, the television show Battlestar Galactica, and the artwork of Kip Fulbeck, this incisive study offers nuanced interpretations that open the door to a new and productive understanding of race in America.

About the Author

Leilani Nishime is an assistant professor of communications at the University of Washington and the coeditor of East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252038075
Author:
Nishime, Leilani
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Author:
Nishime, LeiLani
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Asian American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Asian American Experience
Publication Date:
20141231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 black and white photographs
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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