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Genders, transgenders and sexualities in Japan / edited by Mark Mclelland and Romit Dasgupta
Bib ID 3566617
Format BookBook
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Description New York : Routledge, 2005 
xi, 218 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 041535370X
Series

Asia's transformations

Routledge studies in Asia's transformations v. 9

Summary

"Despite over a century of academic research into Japan and its customs, many inaccurate preconceptions about Japanese society remain, particularly regarding Japan's complex sex and gender system. Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan is the first collection to take a genuinely comparative look at the changing notions of gender and sexuality in Japan, highlighting the diversity that has long existed among Japanese people.".

"Based on extensive Japanese language materials and fieldwork, the authors examine how various nonconformist individuals have questioned received notions about sex and gender. From young women opposed to marriage, to heterosexual men who wish to be more involved in family life, the essays investigate the variety and complexity of Japanese people's experiences relating to traditional gender roles. In addition, the personal histories of feminist women, gay men, lesbians and transgender individuals are considered as these groups increasingly work together to challenge what it means to be a responsible citizen of modern Japan.".

"Featuring chapters written by key Japanese and Western scholars, Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan gives an overview of the important changes taking place in gender and sexuality studies. Including essays on previously overlooked histories, identities and communities, this illuminating collection will be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of Asian studies, anthropology and sexuality and gender studies."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Gender identity -- Japan.  |  Homosexuality -- Japan.  |  Transsexualism -- Japan.
Other authors/contributors Dasgupta, Romit  |  McLelland, Mark J., 1966-

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