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By Tan Hoang Nguyen

A View from the Bottom deals an incredible severe reassessment of male effeminacy and its racialization in visible tradition. interpreting portrayals of Asian and Asian American males in Hollywood cinema, ecu paintings movie, homosexual pornography, and experimental documentary, Nguyen Tan Hoang explores the cultural meanings that accrue to sexual positions. He exhibits how cultural fantasies round the place of the sexual "bottom" overdetermine and refract the meanings of race, gender, sexuality, and nationality in American tradition in ways in which either allow and constrain Asian masculinity. tough the organization of bottoming with passivity and abjection, Nguyen indicates methods of puzzling over the ground place that have enough money organization and delight. A extra capacious perception of bottomhood—as a sexual place, a social alliance, an affective bond, and a classy form—has the aptitude to destabilize sexual, gender, and racial norms, suggesting a moral mode of relation equipped now not round dominance and mastery yet round the probability of vulnerability and disgrace. therefore reconceived, bottomhood as a severe classification creates new chances for arousal, receptiveness, and popularity, and gives a brand new framework for interpreting sexual representations in cinema in addition to knowing their relation to oppositional political projects.

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