Queer Japan from the Pacific War to the Internet Age (Asian by Mark McLelland

By Mark McLelland

Scholarship on Japan has lately broadened to incorporate minority views on groups from marginal employees to these whose sexuality has lengthy been neglected. This quantity, with its mix of fieldwork within the homosexual and lesbian groups and using historic assets resembling journals and records, breaks vital new floor during this box. It examines homosexual lifestyles within the jap Pacific struggle, addresses transgender and lesbian in addition to homosexual matters, examines the interface of queer society with the U.S. profession and the overseas group, contests significant interpretations of up to date queer society, and introduces readers to the advance of lesbian, transgender, and homosexual groups in postwar Japan.Queer Japan from the Pacific Age to the web Age offers a old define of the advance of sexual-minority id different types and group formation via a close research of either area of interest and mainstream courses, together with magazines, newspapers, biographies, memoirs, and websites. the cloth is usually augmented with interview information from people who have had an extended organization with Japan's queer cultures.Including a wealth of pictures from the "perverse press," this booklet will attract scholars and basic readers drawn to glossy and modern Japan and in gender experiences and sexuality.

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