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Screw this book I mean it Screw it Only 227 pages of its 304 are actual text, the rest is notes and all When I was almost almost halfway done and yet so far most of it was pointless psychological and techno babble All the stuff it says about how Asian Americans are emasculated and denied a place in US history I knew already and this adds nothing new Even the reasons for linking it to homosexuality are not stated even though that is what the author claimed.Sure the author stated that this b Screw this book I mean it Screw it Only 227 pages of its 304 are actual text, the rest is notes and all When I was almost almost halfway done and yet so far most of it was pointless psychological and techno babble All the stuff it says about how Asian Americans are emasculated and denied a place in US history I knew already and this adds nothing new Even the reasons for linking it to homosexuality are not stated even though that is what the author claimed.Sure the author stated that this book mostly deals with Chinese American and Japanese American studies well that is a bummer, but it served the reason well as to why I want to read this And I was interested to read whether KPop had any influence here, considered the often androgynous looks that many have.However this book only stopped to be dry after 15 pages And I wondered how an analyses would be here, as the only overlap in the feminized professions would be restaurants, laundries and tailor s shops and are not associated with Asians in any way here except maybe imported from the USA, which is possible.However, interest vanished quickly as this book was boring I skipped all the parts about how photographs construct a reality instead of portraying one since I knew that already The thing about that Japanese American believing he would not need glasses in Asia because there everything is constructed for epicanthic eyes was funny The death of the Taiwanese sailor commiting suicide because he was supposed to be shipped to China was not But afterwards it was basically blablablablabla photography techobabble blablablablablablabla some actual interesting stuff about stereotyping that is drowned out blablablablablablabla photography techobabble blablablabla photography technobabble And I didn t care, give me something that actual has to do with racial castration.Sure the book is fine when it gives you information about the social exclusion of Chinese and the stereotypes in both directions e.g portraying Chinese laborers as young gods or faeries or referring to whites as devils , but when it goes into technobabble and some other shit, the same shit over and over, it is plain annoying B oldly initiates inquiry for which this reviewer knows no precedent or peer Focused on readings of novels, stories, and movies, Eng saturates his wonderfully revelatory interventions with erudite theory, never as end but always as tool Eng s seminal study should not be ghettoized as merely a landmark text in Asian American studies, though it is that This study has the potential to open a floodgate for new work in revelatory and empowering readings of masculinity for many groups, peri B oldly initiates inquiry for which this reviewer knows no precedent or peer Focused on readings of novels, stories, and movies, Eng saturates his wonderfully revelatory interventions with erudite theory, never as end but always as tool Eng s seminal study should not be ghettoized as merely a landmark text in Asian American studies, though it is that This study has the potential to open a floodgate for new work in revelatory and empowering readings of masculinity for many groups, periods or genres Highly recommended D N Mager, Choice I ntellectually enlightening look at perceptions of Asian American men A Magazine In a brilliant and concentrated collection of psychoanalytic essays, David Eng blurs the constructed boundaries of race, gender, sexuality, and hierarchical subjectivities Frederick Cloyd, International Examiner At its best, however, such a work is committed to understanding the United States in relation to diaspora, migration, and the global exchange of culture This is especially true of David L Eng s remarkable study of Asian American masculinity T he great strength of Eng s work is his suggestion that the production of Asian American community in the United States involves the disciplining of the Asian as both laborer and sexual actor Robert Reid Pharr, The Chronicle Review Eng has forever queered Asian American studies, compelling Asian Americanists to grapple with the potentially homophobic and nativist grounds upon which Asian Americanism, as a political movement and as a field of study, was founded Crystal Parikh, Modern Fiction Studies I mportant T he value of Eng s most brilliant analyses have less to do with the analystic seeds provided by Freudian or Lacanian theory, seminal though they may be, than with the elegant intellect and astute insights of the author himself as he reworks and expands these frameworks Sunaina Maira, Amerasia Journal To Read China Men, Maxine Hong KingstonDonald Duk, Frank Chin The Shoyu Kid, Lonny Kaneko Dimensions of Desire Other Asian and Pacific American Sexualities Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Identities and Orientation, Dana Takagi in Amerasia JournalRolling the R s, R Zamora Linmark &Free Book ⇲ Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America ⇱ Racial Castration, the first book to bring together the fields of Asian American studies and psychoanalytic theory, explores the role of sexuality in racial formation and the place of race in sexual identity David L Eng examines images literary, visual, and filmic that configure past as well as contemporary perceptions of Asian American men as emasculated, homosexualized, or queerEng juxtaposes theortical discussions of Freud, Lacan, and Fanon with critical readings of works by Frank Chin, Maxine Hong Kingston, Lonny Kaneko, David Henry Hwang, Louie Chu, David Wong Louie, Ang Lee, and R Zamora Linmark While situating these literary and cultural productions in relation to both psychoanalytic theory and historical events of particular significance for Asian Americans, Eng presents a sustained analysis of dreamwork and photography, the mirror stage and the primal scene, and fetishism and hysteria In the process, he offers startlingly new interpretations of Asian American masculinity in its connections to immigration exclusion, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the wartime internment of Japanese Americans, multiculturalism, and the model minority myth After demonstrating the many ways in which Asian American males are haunted and constrained by enduring domestic norms of sexuality and race, Eng analyzes the relationship between Asian American male subjectivity and the larger transnational Asian diaspora Challenging conventional understandings of diaspora as organized by race, he instead reconceptualizes it in terms of sexuality and queerness