The Bind of Representation: Performing and Consuming Hypersexuality in Miss Saigon

  title={The Bind of Representation: Performing and Consuming Hypersexuality in Miss Saigon},
  author={Celine Parre{\~n}as Shimizu},
  journal={Theatre Journal},
  pages={247 - 265}
This essay evaluates the predominance of race panic logic when addressing Asian female hypersexuality in representation in order to counter the equation of hypersexuality as racist, antifeminist and anti-Asian American. Both authorial and spectatorial encounters in later productions of the musical Miss Saigon (1989) describe a multifaceted dynamic of bondage within terms of injury and pleasure, in relations spurred by hypersexual representations. My study forges a theory of representation that… 

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