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By Tan Hoang Nguyen

A View from the Bottom deals an enormous severe reassessment of male effeminacy and its racialization in visible tradition. analyzing portrayals of Asian and Asian American males in Hollywood cinema, eu 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 permit and constrain Asian masculinity. not easy the organization of bottoming with passivity and abjection, Nguyen indicates methods of considering the ground place that manage to pay for enterprise and enjoyment. A extra capacious belief 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 hazard of vulnerability and disgrace. hence reconceived, bottomhood as a serious type creates new percentages for arousal, receptiveness, and popularity, and gives a brand new framework for reading sexual representations in cinema in addition to knowing their relation to oppositional political projects.

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