By Hugo Córdova Quero, Michael Sepidoza Campos, J. Goh
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In surprising spaces, even within the confines of traditional family structures. His essay, “Queer Imaginings and Traveling of ‘Family’ across Asia,” uncovers diverse family arrangements that trump the primacy of the nuclear family model. Childless couples, extended families, shared households, single-parent households offer some examples—whether by choice or necessity—of unconventional, nonnormative family arrangements that have existed historically and continue into the present. One alternative configuration of “family” pertains to households and arrangements involving same-sex members.
In either case, to the extent that they held racial preferences (and, potentially, characterological preferences they associated with particular physical traits), their desire to stay or go was often tied to their actualization. It is important to note, however, that by no means did all migrations stem from subjects’ preexisting interracial preferences, but once they understood themselves to hold racial preferences, there were frequent efforts to maximize the fit between preferences and surroundings.
To the contrary, however, informants commonly explained that their preferences emerged through actual experiences generated by other priorities. For Brian, a Puerto Rican American who prefers East Asian women (Chinese, Korean, Japanese), his first trip to Japan stemmed from his mother’s passion for Japan and her encouragement for him to travel to Tokyo with the money she gave him for high school graduation. His preconceived notions of Japan did not prepare him, however, for what he discovered upon arrival, particularly in relation to women’s appearances and their attractiveness: Q: What did you think when you got here?