Darrell Hamamoto

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Darrell Hamamoto is a Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis who is best known for his views on the desexualization of Asian American males in the media.

Education[edit]

Dr. Hamamoto received his education at CSU Long Beach, Bowling Green State University and UC Irvine.[1]

Influential works[edit]

Professor Hamamoto created a 50-minute pornographic film named Skin on Skin, which starred Asian American actors and actresses and addresses the desexualization of Asian American males. Dr. Hamamoto created another piece called Yellowcaust: A Patriot Act, which includes clips from Skin on Skin and information regarding atrocities committed against Asian Americans in the U.S.'s history.[2] His work has generated controversy for producing porn movies as research.[3][4][5][6]

Dr. Hamamoto was featured in both The Daily Show[7] and Masters of the Pillow,[8] which is a documentary about Skin on Skin.

Books[edit]

  • Nervous Laughter: Television Situation Comedy and Liberal Democratic Ideology, Praeger, 1991
  • Monitored Peril: Asian Americans and the Politics of TV Representation, University of Minnesota Press, 1994
  • New American Destinies: A Reader in Contemporary Asian and Latino Immigration, Routledge, 1996
  • Countervisions: Asian American Film Criticism (Asian American History and Culture), Temple University Press, 2000

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://asa.ucdavis.edu/faculty_hamamoto.shtml
  2. ^ http://daviswiki.org/Darrell_Hamamoto
  3. ^ Masters of the Pillow Robert Koehler, May 26, 2004 Variety.com
  4. ^ Yellow Porn Harry Mok, October 10, 2003 Salon.com
  5. ^ Research Stirs Interest Susanne Rockwell, November 7, 2003 University of California Davis, Faculty Dateline News
  6. ^ Porn as commentary Film on Asian issues grabs attention, stirs debate Dorothy Korber, November 3, 2003 - Sacramento Bee
  7. ^ http://www.thedailyshow.com/
  8. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0461993/