Passing-as-if: Model-Minority Subjectivity and Women of Color Identification

@article{Roshanravan2009PassingasifMS,
  title={Passing-as-if: Model-Minority Subjectivity and Women of Color Identification},
  author={Shireen Roshanravan},
  journal={Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism},
  year={2009},
  volume={10},
  pages={1 - 31}
}
  • Shireen Roshanravan
  • Published 1 October 2009
  • Sociology
  • Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism
Ethnic Studies and Asian American feminist scholars have investigated how the model-minority racial discourse functions to prevent cross-racial coalition and to cast doubt on Asian American women in their claims to Women of Color political identity. However, none of these analyses provides an account of how, for some Asian American women, the model-minority racial project has so significantly impacted their subjects formation that the transition to Women of Color politics becomes a desired yet… Expand
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