About Face : Performing Race in Fashion and Theater

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About Face : Performing Race in Fashion and Theater

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 277 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415911405
  • DDC分類 391.00952

基本説明

From the Paris catwalks to the Broadway stage, from Rising Sun to the US casting controversies over Miss Saigon, this book examines representations of Asia their reverberations in both Asia and Asian American lives.

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From the runways of Paris to the casting controversies over BMiss Saigon, from a local demonstration at the Claremont Colleges in California to the gender-blending of BM. Butterfly, BAbout Face examines representations of Asia and their reverberations in both Asia and Asian American lives. Japanese high fashion and Asian American theater become points of entry into the politics of pleasure, the performance of racial identities, and the possibility of political intervention in commodity capitalism. Based on Kondo's fieldwork, this interdisciplinary work brings together essays, interviews with designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons and playwright David Henry Hwang, and "personal" vignettes in its exploration of counter-Orientalisms.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    vii(4)
Vignette xi
INTRODUCTION
1 The Politics of Pleasure 3 (28)
PART ONE: ORIENTALISMS 31 (72)
2 Butterfly: Gender, Orientalism, and a 31 (24)
Critique of Essentialist Identity
3 Orientalizing: Fashioning Japan 55 (48)
PART TWO: CONSUMING GENDER, RACE AND NATION 103(86)
Vignette
4 The Limits of the Avant-Garde? Gender and 105(52)
Race on the Runway
Vignette 155(2)
5 Fabricating Masculinity: Gender, Race, and 157(32)
Nation in the Transnational Circuit
PART THREE: STRATEGIES OF INTERVENTION 189(72)
6 The Narrative Production of Home in Asian 189(22)
American Theater
7 Interview with David Henry Hwang 211(16)
8 Art, Activism, Asia, Asian Americans 227(34)
References cited 261(10)
Index 271