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Blasian Invasion : Racial Mixing in the Celebrity Industrial Complex

Author: Myra S Washington; Project Muse.
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2017.
Series: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE., Global Cultural Studies Supplement.; Book collections on Project MUSE.
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"Myra S. Washington probes the social construction of race through the mixed-race identity of Blasians, people of Black and Asian ancestry. She looks at the construction of the identifier Blasian and how this term went from being undefined to forming a significant role in popular media. Today Blasian has emerged as not just an identity Black/Asian mixed-race people can claim, but also a popular brand within the  Read more...
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Washington, Myra S., author.
Blasian invasion
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2017
(DLC) 2017053185
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Myra S Washington; Project Muse.
ISBN: 9781496814265 1496814266
OCLC Number: 1136338624
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 167 pages ).
Series Title: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE., Global Cultural Studies Supplement.; Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Myra S. Washington.

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Probes the social construction of race through the mixed-race identity of Blasians, people of Black and Asian ancestry. Myra S. Washington looks at the construction of the identifier Blasian and how  Read more...

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[Washington] proves that racial theory benefits from examining multiracial identities as sites of cultural disruptions because, as she explains, 'Blasians explode the narrow boundaries of Read more...

 
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