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100 1 Chon-Smith, Chong.
245 10 East meets Black :|bAsian and black masculinities in the
post-civil rights era /|cChong Chon-Smith.
264 1 Jackson :|bUniversity Press of Mississippi,|c
300 x, 190 pages ;|c24 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-183) and
505 0 Introduction: Racial Magnetism in Post-Civil Rights
America -- The Asian American Writing Movement and
Blackness: Race and Gender Politics in Asian American
Anthologies -- Yellow Bodies, Black Sweat: Yao Ming,
Ichiro Suzuki, and Global Sport -- "I'm Michael Jackson,
You Tito": Kung-Fu Fighters and Hip-Hop Buddies in Martial
Arts Buddy Films -- Afro-Asian Rhythms and Rhymes: The Hip
-Hop and Spoken Word Lyricists of I Was Born with Two
Tongues and the Mountain Brothers -- Conclusion: Critical
Reflections on Race, Class, Empire, and the "Pains of
520 "East Meets Black examines the making and remaking of race
and masculinity through the racialization of Asian and
black men, confronting this important white stratagem to
secure class and racial privilege, wealth, and status in
the post-civil rights era. Indeed, Asian and black men in
neoliberal America are cast by white supremacy as
oppositional. Through this opposition in the US racial
hierarchy, Chong Chon-Smith argues that Asian and black
men are positioned along binaries--brain/body, diligent/
lazy, nerd/criminal, culture/genetics, student/convict,
and technocrat/athlete--in what he terms "racial
magnetism." Via this concept, East Meets Black traces the
national conversations that oppose black and Asian
masculinities but also the Afro-Asian counterpoints in
literature, film, popular sport, hip hop music,
performance arts, and internet subcultures. Chon-Smith
highlights the spectacle and performance of baseball
players such as Ichiro Suzuki within global
multiculturalism and the racially coded controversy
between Yao Ming and Shaquille O'Neal in transnational
basketball. Further, he assesses the prominence of martial
arts buddy films such as Romeo Must Die and Rush Hour that
produce Afro-Asian solidarity in mainstream Hollywood
cinema. Finally, Chon-Smith explores how the Afro-Asian
cultural fusions in hip hop open up possibilities for the
creation of alternative subcultures, to disrupt myths of
black pathology and the Asian model minority"--|cProvided
650 0 African Americans|xRelations with Asian Americans.
650 0 Asian Americans|xEthnic identity.
650 0 African American men in popular culture.
650 0 Asian American men in popular culture.
650 0 Masculinity|xSocial aspects|zUnited States.
650 0 American literature|xMinority authors|xHistory and
651 0 United States|xRace relations|xHistory|y20th century.
651 0 United States|xEthnic relations|xHistory|y20th century.
776 08 |iOnline version:|aChon-Smith, Chong.|tEast meets black.
|dJackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2015
856 42 |3Cover image|uhttp://www.netread.com/jcusers/1343/2926570