publication . Doctoral thesis . 2006

Asian American and African American masculinities : race, citizenship, and culture in post-civil rights

Chon-Smith, Chong;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Through the interpretation of labor department documents, journalism, and state discourses, I historicize the formation of both the construction of black "pathology" and the Asian "model minority" by analyzing the comparative racialization of African Americans and Asian Americans in the United States. Beginning with the Moynihan Report and journalistic reports about Asian Americans as "model minority," Black and Asian men were racialized together, as if "racially magnetized," in an attempt to maintain U.S. liberalism and U.S.-powered globalization. The post-civil rights era names this specific race for U.S. citizenship and class advantage when state selection of...
Medical Subject Headings: humanities
free text keywords: African American men in literature, Asian Americans in literature, Race identity African Americans, Race identity Asian Americans, United States. Arts and society, United States. Civil rights movements, United States. Social movements, Minorities in literature
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