Asians Loving Asians

Sticky Rice Homoeroticism and Queer Politics

by Shinsuke Eguchi (Author)
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Asians Loving Asians: Sticky Rice Homoeroticism and Queer Politics examines media representations and everyday interpersonal intercultural negotiations of vernacular discourses around sticky rice—an “Asian” man building sexual and romantic relationships with other “Asian” men. Specifically, Eguchi interrogates the following elements of sticky rice: the way sticky rice recycles, rethinks, and shifts the settler colonialist logics of whiteness that sustain ongoing histories of anti-Asian racism; the way sticky rice resists and reifies the mundane operation and execution of whiteness that organizes gay sexual cultures; the way sticky rice reproduces, reconstitutes, and challenges intra-regional political rivalries, economic hierarchies, and historical tensions in and across Asia and Asian diasporas; and the way sticky rice suggests alternative mappings of queer sex, desire, intimacy, and relationality. By taking further steps to unpack the complexities and contradictions of sticky rice as a gay vernacular, Eguchi offers an additional and alternative space to question and critique “Asians loving Asians.” Asians Loving Asians: Sticky Rice Homoeroticism and Queer Politics will be of interest to academic audiences coming from various disciplines such as communication, cultural studies, critical race and ethnic studies, Asian and Asian American studies, women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, sociology, and more.

Biographical notes

Shinsuke Eguchi (Author)

Shinsuke Eguchi (Ph.D., Howard University) is Associate Professor of Communication at the University of New Mexico. They are a recipient of the 2019 Randy Majors Award bestowed by the National Communication Association’s Caucus on GLBT Concerns recognizing a scholar making outstanding contributions to LGBTQ scholarship.


Title: Asians Loving Asians