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Academic profesionals have many different ways of looking at Asexuality. It's better to ask the Academics what this is, but perhaps one of the most useful ways of looking at sexuality and sexual orientations comes from Anthropology. There is likely overlap with other fields, but it is better to let people in the other fields speculate what fields it overlaps with.
While few people think about their sexuality in this way, it does seem that a person's sexuality and their sexual behaviors can divide people into their tribes. Gayle Rubin was one of the first people who proposed this theory in an essay called “Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality”. Portions of the essay are available through a Google books search. The Essay appears in the Lesbian and Gay Studies reader.
Asexuals have started their own tribe within the past twenty years. The founders of this tribe are still navigating the rules, laws and culture of this particular community. Gayle also speculated that members of sexual minorities show how larger cultures oppress certain members within the culture.
Asexual oppression is sometimes controversial. No one has felt a need to go on a crusade to stop Asexual expression. The laws that protect Asexuality often added Asexuality as an afterthought, but if someone had decided to continue research using Gayle's idea, they would've had a chance to see a new tribe form in the modern era. This probably happens all the time. Subcultures fade in out of existence every few years or so.