Reading Journal, Transnational Femininity Class Transnational Femininities, Freshman Reading Journal

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Summary
ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN AND RACIALIZED FEMININITIES “Doing” Gender across Cultural Worlds, the title of this piece refers to the system of ethnic and mainstream settings and how is it for racialised femininities across cultural backgrounds and settings. “Doing” symbolises that gender has to be carried out as some kind of burden or responsibility and the experiences of the same in the lives of racialised femininities across the cultural world. The subject of this investigation were 100 daughters of Korean and Vietnamese immigrants. The Asian and Asian American worlds are looked at as being patriarchal and resistant to change while America is seen as the epitome of gender equality. Ethnicity has constructed the image of hegemonic and subordinated femininities, this image diminishes Asian forms of gender reflecting that the social injustice has led to rise of ethnicity, being the root cause of the issue. It creates division amongst people giving one of the groups or more the sense of superiority. White dominance has led to the rise of denigration and rejection of ethnic Asian culture. There is a social constructionist approach to the production of gender and race within the environment of oppression.
Key Quotes
· According to this work, gender is not a unitary process. Rather, it is splintered by overlapping layers of inequality into multiple forms of masculinities (and femininities) that are both internally and externally relational and hierarchical
· Hegemonic...

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