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About Face Performing Race in Fashion and Theater

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ISBN-10: 0415911419

ISBN-13: 9780415911412

Edition: 1997

Authors: Dorinne Kondo

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From the runways of Paris to the Broadway stage, fromRising Sunto the casting controversies overMiss Saigon,from high fashion advertising to a local demonstration at the Claremont Colleges in California,About Faceexamines representations of Asia and their reverberations in both Asia and Asian American lives. Based on Dorinne Kondo's fieldwork, this innovative book brings together essays, vignettes, and an interview with playwright David Henry Hwang in an illuminating discussion of how the Asian identity is used and misused in popular culture. Examining Japanese avant-garde high fashion and Asian American theater, Kindo shows us how cultural perceptions are expressed and overturned in…    
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Book details

List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/17/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.02" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Politics of Pleasure
M. Butterfly: Gender, Orientalism, and a Critique of Essentialist Identity
Orientalizing: Fashioning Japan
The Limits of the Avant-Garde? Gender and Race on the Runway
Fabricating Masculinity: Gender, Race, and Nation in the Transnational Circuit
The Narrative Production of Home in Asian American Theater
Interview with David Henry Hwang
Art, Activism, Asia, Asian Americans
References cited
Index