"Pretty Queered Up"

I was recently contacted by Miyuki Baker, a student at Swarthmore, who wanted to interview me for her website about being Asian, Gay, and Proud. (You can go directly to her website and the interview here. It's looks better and is easier to read.) It took about a month for us to be able to … Continue reading "Pretty Queered Up"

On Asian Identities and Anti-Asian Racism

This is my latest video. I thought some of my readers might appreciate it. Description: "A UCLA student anti-Asian racist comments provides us with a great opportunity to think through other forms and operations of racism than what most people consider as "racist." I appreciate the feedback that has already been posted in light of … Continue reading On Asian Identities and Anti-Asian Racism

The Creation, Intensification, and Multiplication of Pleasures

Resistance. Rather than being a repressive struggle against some other person or institution, one can think of resistance in terms of pleasure. The brief Foucauldian sketch of power in the History of Sexuality Vol. 1 explains that power is not only restrictive but also productive. Power produces things in our material world--classrooms, hospitals, and even … Continue reading The Creation, Intensification, and Multiplication of Pleasures