College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Theses and Dissertations

Graduation Date

8-2016

Document Type

Thesis

College/Department Conferring Degree

Women & Gender Studies

Keywords

Asian-America, feminism, gender, sexuality, postcolonial

Abstract

This studies utilizes a critical, postcolonial feminist lens when analyzing the ways in which Asian-American women are (re)negotiating their gender and sexual identities within the contemporary United States. Through the use of empirical research, as well historical content and discourse analyses, this M.A. thesis deconstructs the ways in which Western society has constructed Asian/Asian-American women as the hypersexual Other, and revisits the ways in which empowerment, agency, and autonomy are reconfigured by Asian-American women themselves.

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