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Inciting Sites of Political Interventions: Queer 'n' Asian

Inciting Sites of Political Interventions: Queer 'n' Asian Winter queer ‘n‘ for men of all Pacific backgrounds. Whether we are Chinese, Japanese, Pilipino, Vietnamese, Korean, Malaysian, Indonesian, Laotian, Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, East Indian, or mixed heritage s, and whether we are immigrant or American-born, as gay s we all share a common sexual identity, a common racial and cultural bond. -Ban Nguyen, GAPA: Coming Out Together (;APA is W h o or what is an American queer?’ In Boston, San Francisco, New York, and other large cities across the United States there are today a number of groups identifying themselves as lesbian/gay/bisexual / American /Pacific Islander organizations. These organizations are informed by multiple purposes-political, social, and cultural-and function for some as the precious location from which to craft an / American queer identity. T h e existence of these organizations is a testimony to the work required, for such an identity insists on the mobilization of discourses that acknowledge multiple hegemonies, or scattered hegemonies, to borrow Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan’s term? It invokes, immediately, the need to negotiate the uncertain terrain over which both “race” and “sex” are naturalized and denaturalized in North American practices. In the racial/ethnic sexual discourse of the United States, the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png positions asia critique Duke University Press

Inciting Sites of Political Interventions: Queer 'n' Asian

positions asia critique , Volume 4 (3) – Dec 1, 1996

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 1996 by Duke University Press
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1067-9847
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1527-8271
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10.1215/10679847-4-3-459
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Abstract

Winter queer ‘n‘ for men of all Pacific backgrounds. Whether we are Chinese, Japanese, Pilipino, Vietnamese, Korean, Malaysian, Indonesian, Laotian, Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, East Indian, or mixed heritage s, and whether we are immigrant or American-born, as gay s we all share a common sexual identity, a common racial and cultural bond. -Ban Nguyen, GAPA: Coming Out Together (;APA is W h o or what is an American queer?’ In Boston, San Francisco, New York, and other large cities across the United States there are today a number of groups identifying themselves as lesbian/gay/bisexual / American /Pacific Islander organizations. These organizations are informed by multiple purposes-political, social, and cultural-and function for some as the precious location from which to craft an / American queer identity. T h e existence of these organizations is a testimony to the work required, for such an identity insists on the mobilization of discourses that acknowledge multiple hegemonies, or scattered hegemonies, to borrow Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan’s term? It invokes, immediately, the need to negotiate the uncertain terrain over which both “race” and “sex” are naturalized and denaturalized in North American practices. In the racial/ethnic sexual discourse of the United States, the

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Published: Dec 1, 1996

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