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About Face - Performing Race in Fashion and Theater

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Title: About Face - Performing Race in Fashion and Theater
Author: Kondo, Dorinne
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From the runways of Paris to the Broadway stage, from "Rising Sun" to the casting controversies over "Miss Saigon," from high fashion advertising to a local demonstration at the Claremont Colleges in California, this study examines representations of Asia and their reverberations in both Asia and Asian-American lives. Japanese high fashion and Asian American theatre become points of entry into the politics of pleasure, the performance of racial identities, and the possibility of political intervention in commodity capitalism. Based on Kondo's fieldwork, this text brings together essays, interviews with designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons and playwright David Henry Hwang, and "personal" vignettes in its exploration of counter-Orientalisms attempts to subvert the dominant.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication date: 30/12/1997
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780415911412
Publishing status: AU Print-on-demand
About Face  - Performing Race in Fashion and Theater