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Boys love manga and beyond : history, culture, and community in Japan

Author: Mark J McLelland; Kazumi Nagaike; Katsuhiko Suganuma; James Welker
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A critical examination of the "beautiful boy" love comics that have long enthralled fans in Japan and now worldwide"--Page [4] of cover.
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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
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Boys' love manga and beyond.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2015
(DLC) 2014031114
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark J McLelland; Kazumi Nagaike; Katsuhiko Suganuma; James Welker
ISBN: 9781496807762 1496807766 9781628461190 1628461195
OCLC Number: 878837806
Description: ix, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: An introduction to "Boys love" in Japan / Mark McLelland and James Welker --
A genealogy of Boys love : the gaze of the girl and the Bishōnen body in the prewar images of Takabatake Kashō / Barbara Hartley --
A brief history of Shōnen'ai, Yaoi, and Boys love / James Welker --
The evolution of BL as "playing with gender" : viewing the genesis and development of BL from a contemporary perspective / Fujimoto Yukari (translated by Joanne Quimby) --
What can we learn from Japanese professional BL writers? : a sociological analysis of Yaoi/BL terminology and classifications / Kazuko Suzuki --
What is Japanese "BL studies?" : a historical and analytical overview / Kazumi Nagaike and Tomoko Aoyama --
Politics of utopia : fantasy, pornography, and Boys love / Rio Otomo --
Moe talk : affective communication among female fans of Yaoi in Japan / Patrick W. Galbraith --
Fujoshi emergent : shifting popular representations of Yaoi/BL fandom in Japan / Jeffry T. Hester --
Do heterosexual men dream of homosexual men? : BL fudanshi and discourse on male feminization / Kazumi Nagaike --
Representational appropriation and the automony of desire in Yaoi/BL / Ishida Hitoshi (translated by Katsuhiko Suganuma) --
Queering the cooking man : food and gender in Yoshinaga Fumi's (BL) manga / Tomoko Aoyama --
Regulation of manga content in Japan : what is the future for BL? / Mark McLelland.
Responsibility: edited by Mark McLelland, Kazumi Nagaike, Katsuhiko Suganuma, and James Welker.
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Looks at a range of literary, artistic and other cultural products that celebrate the beauty of adolescent boys and young men. In recent decades, "Boys Love" (or simply BL) has emerged as a  Read more...

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�Boys Love Manga and Beyond, the first comprehensive analysis of the boys love phenomenon in Japan, traces narratives of beautiful boys and young men across a range of media and reading publics. Read more...

 
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