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The Resource Big little man : in search of my Asian self, Alex Tizon

Big little man : in search of my Asian self, Alex Tizon

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Big little man : in search of my Asian self
Title
Big little man
Title remainder
in search of my Asian self
Statement of responsibility
Alex Tizon
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist's memoir, in the spirit of Richard Rodriquez's Hunger for Memory and Nathan McCall's Makes Me Wanna Holler--an intimate look at the mythology, experience, and psyche of the Asian American male
  • 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
Biography type
autobiography
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Tizon, Alex
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Tizon, Alex
  • Filipino Americans
  • Asian American men
  • Asian American men
  • Asian Americans
  • Sexual attraction
  • Sex role
  • Masculinity
  • Young men
  • United States
Label
Big little man : in search of my Asian self, Alex Tizon
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
3727837x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780547450483
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 3727837x
  • (Sirsi) 3727837x
Label
Big little man : in search of my Asian self, Alex Tizon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
3727837x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780547450483
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 3727837x
  • (Sirsi) 3727837x

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