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Big little man: In Search of My Asian Self

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"Why do so many people find Asian women sexy but Asian men sexless? Alex Tizon's family emigrated from the Philippines when he was four. He quickly learned to be ashamed of his face, his color, his physical size. In movies and on television he saw Asian men as 'servants, villains, or geeks, one-dimensional, powerless, sneaky little men.' His fierce and funny observations of sex and the Asian American male include the story of his own college life in the 1980s, a tortured tutorial on just how little sex appeal accrued to the Asian man. And then, two transformations. First, Tizon's growing understanding that shame is universal; that his own just happened to take racial shape. Next, seismic cultural changes--from Xiu Xiang's 2004 Olympic gold-winning sprint, to Jerry Yang's phenomenal success with Yahoo! Inc., to Keanu Reeves' leading-man status in The Matrix--that draw him out of his exile. Finally, Tizon's deeply original, taboo-bending investigation turns outward, tracking the unheard stories of young men today, in a landscape still complex but much changed for the Asian American man"--
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subject_facetAsian American men -- Psychology
Asian American men -- Social conditions
Asian Americans -- Ethnic identity
Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
Electronic books
Filipino Americans -- Biography
Masculinity -- United States
Sex role -- United States
Sexual attraction -- Social aspects -- United States
Tizon, Alex
United States -- Ethnic relations
Young men -- United States -- Biography
title_displayBig little man : in search of my Asian self
title_fullBig Little Man In Search of My Asian Self
Big little man : in search of my Asian self / Alex Tizon
Big little man. In Search of My Asian Self [electronic resource] / Alex Tizon
title_shortBig little man
title_subIn Search of My Asian Self
topic_facetAsian American men
Asian Americans
Biography & Autobiography
Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
Electronic books
Ethnic identity
Ethnic relations
Filipino Americans
Masculinity
Nonfiction
Psychology
Sex role
Sexual attraction
Social aspects
Social conditions
Sociology
Tizon, Alex
Young men