CFS: #WeToo: A Reader a special issue of the Journal of Asian American Studies Targeted Call for Submissions of Art, Poetry, Fiction, and Memoir
Journal of Asian American Studies
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Targeted Call for Submissions of Art, Poetry, Fiction, and Memoir
What does sexual violence look like in the lives of those hailed as “model minority”? It is a world remade by #MeToo, and yet do we know the answer to that question? What are Asian American lived-experiences of sexual violence, in everyday spaces like college campuses, childhood homes, graduate programs, activist organizations, corporate offices, even on the street?
Intended as a reader for the college classroom, this special issue of the Journal of Asian American Studies seeks work that puts language and theory to students’ lives, up through the present and as charted after college. The “we” of the title casts for Asian Americans as subjects, not merely objects, inside rape culture. The issue also seeks a more transformative approach to justice, as part of a transformative mission for culture. When it comes to how rape culture is enabled, made mundane, what are the hard questions we have not yet posed? When it comes to how we learn to fashion self and seek others inside rape culture’s gravity, what are the answers we have not dared frame? What differences does model minority racialization (however well or ill it fits) make to any of this?