The Lack of Chinese Lesbians: Double Crossing in Blue Gate Crossing

Feb. 1, 2009

[1] Although no critic has noted this, it still appears trite and painfully embarrassing to proclaim: “There are no lesbians in Chinese societies.” After all, it is almost a cliché to argue that sexuality is a construct. Thirty years ago, Michel Foucault in The History of Sexuality examined how power...

On Mothers Without Citizenship: An Interview with Lynn Fujiwara

Jan. 2, 2009

[1] THOMA: In your book, Mothers Without Citizenship: Asian Immigrant Families and the Consequences of Welfare Reform , you analyze how a new nativism and foreigner racialization intensified in an anti-immigrant movement in the mid 1990s, a period of heightened white anxiety about an emerging non-white majority. The political debates...