I think you're the smartest race I've ever met: Racialised economies of queer male desire

Han, Alan (2006) I think you're the smartest race I've ever met: Racialised economies of queer male desire. Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association eJournal, 2 2: 1-14.

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Author Han, Alan
Title I think you're the smartest race I've ever met: Racialised economies of queer male desire
Journal name Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association eJournal
ISSN 1838-8310
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Editor Damien W. Riggs
Place of publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA)
Language eng
Subject 370103 Race and Ethnic Relations
Formatted abstract
This paper explores how queer white men become both the desiring subjects and desirable objects of the queer male gaze. By analysing the personal experiences of queer Asian men, this paper argues that queer white men claim possession of desire as capital through racialised economies of queer male desire. These economies privilege queer white men by racialising queer Asian men and other non-white queer men, and ascribes them desirability according to the queer white male gaze. By racialising non-white queer men, queer white men’s whiteness is unracialised, and so, conceals their possession of desire as a white possession. I argue that it is only by exploring how queer white men claim possession of desire as capital within these racialised economies of queer male desire, that we can consider how they dominate the queer male gaze.
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Additional Notes Special Issue: "Queer Race".

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Communication and Arts Publications
 
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