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East Meets Black – Asian and Black Masculinities in the Post-Civil Rights Era - University Press of Mississippi
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East Meets Black: Asian and Black Masculinities in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Chong Chon-Smith


This book provides an understanding of the inspiring, contradictory, hostile, resonant, and unarticulated ways in which Asian American and African American cultural formation occurs. Through the interpretation of labor department documents, popular journalism, and state discourses, the book historicizes the formation of both the construction of black “pathology” and the Asian “model minority.” Beginning with the Moynihan Report and journalistic reports about Asian Americans as “model minority,” black and Asian men were racialized together, as if “racially magnetized.” Through the concept of ra ... More

Keywords: Post-civil rights era, Comparative racialization, Asian American masculinity, Racial magnetism, Social movements and cultural production

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781628462050
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2016 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628462050.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chong Chon-Smith, author
Hunter College