Racing Romance: Love, Power, And Desire Among Asian American/ White Couples

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

While I know nothing about this book whatsoever (and it's a little old) the title definitely peaked my interest and there are also some free PDF's available in the link above.

Racing Romance sheds light on the bonds between whites and Asian Americans, an important topic that has not garnered well-deserved attention until now. Using primary source narratives and interviews, Kumiko Nemoto addresses the contradictions and tensions-a result of race, class, and gender-that Asian Americans and whites experience. Racing Romance reveals how “progressive” interracial relationships remain shaped by the logic of patriarchy and gender inherent to the ideal of marriage, family, and nation in America, even as this ideal is juxtaposed with discourses of multiculturalism and color blindness.