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Race, Class, Gender, and Television Action: Vanishing Son and Martial Law

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In recent television series such as Vanishing Son and Martial Law Chinese protagonists have come to function as loci for the apparent resolution of some of the deepest contradictions of contemporary society. In this essay Gina Marchetti demonstrates how these Asian characters bridge the gap between the working poor and the bourgeoisie, yet always remain outsiders themselves.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Photography at Ithaca College, USA, and a member of the editorial board of scholarly journals Popular Communication and Jump Cut.

Publication date: February 1, 2003

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