March 6 – Celine Parreñas Shimizu “Straitjacket Sexualities: Mapping Asian American Manhoods”

March 6 – Celine Parreñas Shimizu “Straitjacket Sexualities: Mapping Asian American Manhoods”

Going beyond the assessment that Asian American men in the movies embody asexuality/effeminacy/queerness, or a manhood that falls short of the norms, Celine Shimizu’s Straitjacket Sexualities (Stanford, 2012) explores how Asian/American men in US film history sought to formulate masculinities in, through, and beyond constricting notions of their identities.