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Betrayal and Other Acts of Subversion by Leslie Bow by Leslie Bow

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How are Americanized gender norms deployed to understand, for example, the terms of U. Bow's bold analysis exposes the stakes behind maintaining ethnic, feminist, and national alliances, particularly for women who claim multiple loyalties. Asian American women have long dealt with charges of betrayal within and beyond their communities. Details Leslie Bow is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Miami, where she specializes in Asian American literature, ethnic autobiography, writing by women of color, feminist theory, and theories of race, ethnicity, and pedagogy. Questions of ethnic belonging, sexuality, identification, and political allegiance are among the issues raised by such writers as Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Bharati Mukherjee, Jade Snow Wong, Amy Tan, Sky Lee, Le Ly Hayslip, Wendy Law-Yone, Fiona Cheong, and Nellie Wong. Yet contrary to her intent, Ono's public reception revealed that their coupling had been taken another way; it was the West's corruption by the East abetted by the distaff's controlling influence, a perception later reinforced by her feminist phase as epitomized by the statement, Woman is the Nigger of the World.

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The story of Tokyo Rose speaks to a belief in the power of sexual alliances to disrupt other collective alliances, specifically, loyalty to nation and comrades-in-arms. Beginning with the notion that feminist and Asian American identity are mutually exclusive, Bow analyzes how women serve as boundary markers between ethnic or national collectives in order to reveal the male-based nature of social cohesion. Asian American women writers not only mediate sexual-ity's construction as a determiner of loyalty but manipulate that construction as a tool of political persuasion, reconceptualizing disloyalty as resistance to repressive authority. She addresses various tensions and binaries, both cultural and theoretical. That's an example of the kind of thing Bow looks at. The ways that female sexuality and allegations of feminine betrayal strengthen and sustain group cohesion of various types.

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Betrayal and Other Acts of Subversion

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I'm going to get my loving tonight. Its threat lies precisely in its rupturing the invisible cohesion of community. In doing so, I suggest that betrayal can constitute subversion of another kind, a subversion of repressive authority that depends on upholding strict borders between groups and individuals. It fuses a set of compelling theoretical questions about national and gendered identities and affiliations with excellent examples, careful readings of narrative, and crucial background on literary publication and dissemination. Leslie Bow here explores how representations of females transgressing the social order play out in literature by Asian American women. Salted in Mexico where a policeman speaks to me in Spanish? She talks about being the token Asian American at every meeting and being included but ignored. Bow's bold analysis exposes the stakes behind maintaining ethnic, feminist, and national alliances, particularly for women who claim multiple loyalties.

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In some ways, this could be read as simply a generational difference between mother and daughter, but Lowe would say that this misses the point of how the expected roles for a generation of Asian American women were formed. For Ching, control of her own body becomes the means by which she expresses resistance to her parents; losing her hated hymen comes to symbolize severing the umbilical cord that ties her, in her view, to ethnic belonging. The daughter of an ardent Chinese nationalist turned midwestern restaurant owner, Ching is critically scrutinizing her breasts in front of the mirror when she is startled by a knock on the door: What are you doing, Ching? Questions of ethnic belonging, sexuality, identification, and political allegiance are among the issues raised by such writers as Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Bharati Mukherjee, Jade Snow Wong, Amy Tan, Sky Lee, Le Ly Hayslip, Wendy Law-Yone, Fiona Cheong, and Nellie Wong. Leslie Bow is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Miami, where she specializes in Asian American literature, ethnic autobiography, writing by women of color, feminist theory, and theories of race, ethnicity, and pedagogy. Complicating this emphasis on border shuttling, my interest lies in the ways that subjects are increasingly governed by the rhetoric of allegiance. Ching dives for her bathrobe and innocently lies, I'm studying Chinese.

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Betrayal and Other Acts of Subversion by Leslie Bow by Leslie Bow

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Feminine sexuality becomes the sign of acculturation in the public sphere. In 1949, d'Aquino was convicted of one count of treason against the United States as the infamous radio personality, Tokyo Rose. The charge of women's betrayal, of infidelity, has been represented as intrinsic to feminine nature; women have long been invested with both fickleness and the power to beguile. This book investigates implicit and explicit charges of disloyalty in Asian American women's writing in order to explore the gendered nature of literary rhetoric. Sabah cringes as they turn to look at her. More significant is that during the trial the Tokyo Rose fantasy was powerful enough to trump points of the defense that were at odds with popular belief, specifically that Iva Toguri d'Aquino neither looked nor, more important, sounded remotely like a sexy Asian Mata Hari. In 1966, Lennon was, for all intents and purposes, happily married to both wife Cynthia and to the other three lads who made up the Beatles.

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To Enjoy Being a Girl: Sexuality and Partial Citizenship 37 3. Beginning with the notion that feminist and Asian American identity are mutually exclusive, Bow analyzes how women serve as boundary markers between ethnic or national collectives in order to reveal the male-based nature of social cohesion. Popular understanding of Rose's crime—inciting soldiers with images of the cuckold's humiliation—exaggerated fears about the loss of military-as-sexual potency, an effect that was not, in the end, operative in the nineteen words for which d'Aquino was actually convicted Orphans of the Pacific, you are really orphans now. As Asian American women's literature reveals, negotiating multiple affiliations becomes fraught as the language of betrayal comes to regulate fidelity and communal belonging. That a strange little Japanese artist could steal a married man from his wife, allegedly break up the Beatles, and transform Britain's greatest magical song-maker and radical rocker into a sibylline peace activist and later, househusband, was a series of events perhaps only slightly more remarkable than Ono's own transformation years later from reviled foreigner to shrewd American businesswoman and grieving widow—an accepted, if not much beloved, fixture in American popular culture. Introduction: Theorizing Gendered Constructions of Ethnic and National Collectivity 3 2. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p.

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The sexual aura surrounding the legend granted d'Aquino a celebrity equal to General Tojo's and out of proportion to her wartime involvement. How can double mean nothing? Leslie is a contributor to Progressive magazine and the Progressive Media Project through which her op-ed columns appear in newspapers across the United States. If women have reason to be, in terms Adrienne Rich has borrowed, disloyal to civilization, then this betrayal of racism, patriarchy, or a repressive state constitutes a form of creative activism for Asian American women. ² Anointed the High Priestess of the Happening, poet-composer-sculptor-performer Ono quickly became a kind of psychic lightning-conductor for other people's hostility, particularly in the British press Michael Bracewell cited in Simon Grant, Ono! Bow's bold analysis exposes the stakes behind maintaining ethnic, feminist, and national alliances, particularly for women who claim multiple loyalties. Asian American women have long dealt with charges of betrayal within and beyond their communities. In exploring the relationship between femininity and citizenship, liberal feminism and American racial discourse, and women's domestic abuse and human rights, the author suggests that Asian American women not only mediate sexuality's construction as a determiner of loyalty but also manipulate that construction as a tool of political persuasion in their writing.

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Refreshingly, this work does not romanticize agency personal and political but rather explores how women writers and critics negotiate agency among contradictory identity positions and discourses. Sexuality becomes a gauge of progress, a gauge that informs the interface between Westernization and modernization. It is thus in Bombay Talkie, a novel about an Indian American woman's return home to Bombay, that Ameena Meer's Sabah initially takes pleasure in her hetero sexual appearance given the responses her miniskirt elicits on a San Francisco street from a group of Indian men. The familial and generational expectations of what Asian American women should be are inextricably tied to social expectations. Rather, I suggest that the language of betrayal signals the artifice of naturalized racial, ethnic, or national belonging; the charge does not simply contest the authenticity of one's identity or commitment whether in regard to alliances characterized by biological inevitability or those politically chosen, but instead becomes a potent rhetorical figuration deployed to signal how affiliations are formed and then consolidated. Their public appreciation graphs national resonance onto her bodily display: 'Did you see that girl? She feels like the paper doll who's had the wrong outfit put over her body.

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Betrayal and Other Acts of Subversion by Leslie Bow by Leslie Bow

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Webbed in another who tells me I speak with an accent? Hers was a political seduction as well—a seduction away from bourgeois modes of perception and from the separation of art from everyday life, both tenets associated with the Fluxus movement. I think she's beautiful, cited in Cott and Doudna 1982, 38. Ono's example is less directly a confrontation with American nationalism than D'Aquino's, but her calumniation speaks to particularly American, racially motivated anxiety about incorporating difference. Perhaps betrayals from within the Asian American community are not seen as betrayals because they are not seen as threatening the hegemony. The Triumph of the Prefeminist Chinese Woman? Well, be good and we'll have an even better one directly…Please to listening! She has published widely in journals and in edited volumes. It fuses a set of compelling theoretical questions about national and gendered identities and affiliations with excellent examples, careful readings of narrative, and crucial background on literary publication and dissemination.

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They'd all heard John and Yoko were going to fuck in front of the press for peace. Questions of ethnic belonging, sexuality, identification, and political allegiance are among the issues raised by such writers as Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Bharati Mukherjee, Jade Snow Wong, Amy Tan, Sky Lee, Le Ly Hayslip, Wendy Law-Yone, Fiona Cheong, and Nellie Wong. Summary Asian American women have long dealt with charges of betrayal within and beyond their communities. I begin with two exemplary female traitors, the first charged with undoing a popular icon, and the second with betraying a nation. Mirikitani 1987, 7 The speaker's question defines the border between inclusion and exclusion, enfranchisement and disenfranchisement, home and displacement: Is the barbed wire of the internment camp designed to keep her in or out? In the voice of a Chinese grocer who asks if I am Filipino? Yet Nellie Wong's poem, Where is My Country, articulates a contrasting dynamic as her body becomes positioned as a fluid and shifting map expressive of various ethnic affiliations: Where is my country? It is this connection that becomes destabilized in the body's public display. The bottle may contain liquor, water, grasshoppers, ants or singing insects,or it does not have to contain.

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