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The Resource Blasian invasion : racial mixing in the celebrity industrial complex, Myra S. Washington

Blasian invasion : racial mixing in the celebrity industrial complex, Myra S. Washington

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Blasian invasion : racial mixing in the celebrity industrial complex
Title
Blasian invasion
Title remainder
racial mixing in the celebrity industrial complex
Statement of responsibility
Myra S. Washington
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 industry and a signifier in the culture at large. Washington tracks the transformation of Blasian from being an unmentioned category to a recognized status applied to other Blasian figures in media. Blasians have been neglected as a meaningful category of people in research, despite an extensive history of Black and Asian interactions within the United States and abroad. Washington explains that even though Americans have mixed in every way possible, racial mixing is framed in certain ways, which almost always seem to involve Whiteness. Unsurprisingly, media discourses about Blasians mostly conform to usual scripts already created, reproduced, and familiar to audiences about monoracial Blacks and Asians. In the first book on this subject, Washington regards Blasians as belonging to more than one community, given their multiple histories and experiences. Moving beyond dominant rhetoric, she does not harp on defining or categorizing mixed race, but instead recognizes the multiplicities of Blasians and the process by which they obtain meaning. Washington uses celebrities, including Kimora Lee, Dwayne Johnson, Hines Ward, and Tiger Woods, to highlight how they challenge and destabilize current racial debate, create spaces for themselves, and change the narratives that frame multiracial people. Finally, Washington asserts Blasians as not only evidence for the fluidity of identities, but also for the limitations of reductive racial binaries."--
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Washington, Myra S.,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Race, Rhetoric, and Media Series
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  • Racially mixed people
  • Celebrities
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
  • Celebrities
  • Racially mixed people
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Blasian invasion : racial mixing in the celebrity industrial complex, Myra S. Washington
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-159) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theorizing Blasians -- Birth of a Blasian -- Modeling race : refashioning Blasianness -- "Because I'm Blasian" : Tiger Woods, scandal, and protecting the Blasian brand -- Sporting the Blasian body -- Conclusion : en-Blasianing the future
Control code
983697872
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 167 pages
Isbn
9781496814227
Lccn
2017025393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983697872
Label
Blasian invasion : racial mixing in the celebrity industrial complex, Myra S. Washington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-159) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theorizing Blasians -- Birth of a Blasian -- Modeling race : refashioning Blasianness -- "Because I'm Blasian" : Tiger Woods, scandal, and protecting the Blasian brand -- Sporting the Blasian body -- Conclusion : en-Blasianing the future
Control code
983697872
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 167 pages
Isbn
9781496814227
Lccn
2017025393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983697872

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