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Queer Japan from the Pacific war to the internet age / Mark McLelland
Bib ID 3539131
Format BookBook
Author
McLelland, Mark J., 1966-
 
Online Versions
Description Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, 2005 
viii, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0742537862
0742537870
Series

Asian voices (Rowman and Littlefield, inc.)

Summary

"Scholarship on Japan has recently broadened to include minority perspectives on communities from marginal workers to those whose sexuality has long been overlooked. This volume, with its combination of fieldwork in the gay and lesbian communities and the use of historical sources such as journals and documents, breaks important new ground in this field. It examines gay life in the Japanese Pacific War, addresses transgender and lesbian as well as gay issues, examines the interface of queer society with the U.S. occupation and the international community, contests major interpretations of contemporary queer society, and introduces readers to the development of lesbian, transgender, and gay communities in postwar Japan.".

"Queer Japan from the Pacific War to the Internet Age provides a historical outline of the development of sexual-minority identity categories and community formation through a detailed analysis of both niche and mainstream publications, including magazines, newspapers, biographies, memoirs, and Internet sites. The material is also augmented with interview data from individuals who have had a long association with Japan's queer cultures." "Including a wealth of images from the "perverse press," this book will appeal to students and general readers interested in modern and contemporary Japan and in gender studies and sexuality."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • 1. Heteronormativity on the road to war
  • 2. Japan's postwar perverse culture
  • 3. Gay boys, blue boys and brother girls
  • 4. The development of a Homo subculture
  • 5. Toward a lesbian and gay consciousness
  • 6. Transgender lives.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-240) and index.

Subjects Homosexuality -- Japan.  |  Japan -- Social conditions -- 1945-

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