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The making of a gay Asian community : an oral history of pre-AIDS Los Angeles

Author: Eric C Wat
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., ©2002.
Series: Pacific formations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this oral history, gay Asian Americans talk frankly about their struggle for self-determination and independence. Pioneers of the Los Angeles movement discuss the gay scene in Southern California and the development of a distinctly Asian American identity.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wat, Eric C., 1970-
Making of a gay Asian community.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., ©2002
(OCoLC)652424598
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric C Wat
ISBN: 074251109X 9780742511095 0742511103 9780742511101
OCLC Number: 47625352
Description: x, 217 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Before the Beginning --
As Sissy As They Come --
All about Butching Up --
The Future Is in America --
Caution and Abandonment on the L.A. Nightscape --
Work Was Work --
All the Information You Ever Wanted --
I've Never Seen You Guys --
Three Pieces of ID --
The Cult of Masculinity --
A Fascism of Desire --
Asians Never Like Other Asians --
A Vicious Circle --
The Call from Morris Kight --
Struggle with My Gayness --
The Right Thing to Do --
Old Scars on a New Body --
Taking Charge ... --
... But Who's the Boss? --
An Ambassador's Job --
It Was All Volunteers --
That Hostile Asian Group --
If Only We Could Harness It --
The Next Generation --
Not That Kind of Organization --
Are You "Sticky"? --
Love Your Asian Body.
Series Title: Pacific formations.
Responsibility: Eric C. Wat.

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It is a fascinating story that ranges across many peoples and subjects. A fascinating work for all students of gay politics. * Gay Times * The oral histories [Wat] presents are essential reading for Read more...

 
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