Keep on Wondering...

What are the connections between social and historical forces and the representations we see?
Why is yellowface still acceptable? When and how did yellowface turn into whitewashing?
How do these representations create and/or perpetuate stereotypes that are present in our world? What is the impact?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Fresh Starts

It's the start of a new semester and the start of some new theme exploration! Yippee!
What to Look Forward To:
1. More movies! More books! More television shows! 
2. Possibly an entire section on children's TV shows and all their craziness.
3. Another collage!
But there will be less of this:
And more of this:
So there will be more of a focus on whitewashing and the positions that Asian American actors are in nowadays in the film industry than focusing on yellowface and its historical context and implications. 

1 comment:

  1. Somebody found this blog by Googling the words "do all asians were kimonos." "Were" kimonos? Some Asians "wear" kimonos... But I've never heard of any Asians being (in the past tense of course) kimonos.