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Boys' love manga : essays on the sexual ambiguity and cross-cultural fandom of the genre

Author: Antonia Levi; Mark McHarry; Dru Pagliassotti
Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Boys' love," a male-male homoerotic genre written primarily by women for women, enjoys global popularity and is one of the most rapidly growing publishing niches in the United States. It is found in manga, anime, novels, movies, electronic games, and fan-created fiction, artwork, and video. This collection of 14 essays addresses boys' love as it has been received and modified by fans outside Japan as a commodity,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antonia Levi; Mark McHarry; Dru Pagliassotti
ISBN: 9780786441952 078644195X
OCLC Number: 496518516
Description: viii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Gift Versus Capitalist Economies: Exchanging Anime and Manga in the U.S. / Hope Donovan --
2. From BRAVO to Animexx.de to Export: Capitalizing on German Boys' Love Fandom, Culturally, Socially and Economically / Paul M. Malone --
3. Boys' Love Thrives in Conservative Indonesia / Yamila Abraham --
4. Better Than Romance? Japanese BL Manga and the Subgenre of Male/Male Romantic Fiction / Dru Pagliassotti --
5. Yaoi and Slash Fiction: Women Writing, Reading, and Getting Off? / Mark John Isola --
6. 101 Uses for Boys: Communing with the Reader in Yaoi and Slash / Marni Stanley --
7. "She Should Just Die in a Ditch": Fan Reactions to Female Characters in Boys' Love Manga / M.M. Blair --
8. Rewriting Gender and Sexuality in English-Language Yaoi Fanfiction / Tan Bee Kee --
9. Uttering the Absurd, Revaluing the Abject: Femininity and the Disavowal of Homosexuality in Transnational Boys' Love Manga / Neal K. Akatsuka --
10. Boys in Love in Boys' Love: Discourses West/East and the Abject in Subject Formation / Mark McHarry --
11. Queering the Quotidian: Yaoi, Narrative Pleasures and Reader Response / Mark Vicars and Kim Senior --
12. Gay or Gei? Reading "Realness" in Japanese Yaoi Manga / Alexis Hall --
13. Raping Apollo: Sexual Difference and the Yaoi Phenomenon / Alan Williams --
14. Hidden in Straight Sight: Trans*gressing Gender and Sexuality via BL / Uli Meyer.
Responsibility: edited by Antonia Levi, Mark McHarry and Dru Pagliassotti.
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This collection of 14 essays addresses boys' love, a male-male homoerotic genre written primarily by women for women, and how it has been received and modified by fans outside Japan as a commodity,  Read more...

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"this volume, with its cross-cultural approach combined with a strong focus on fannish activities, is certainly a valuable contribution to the [manga studies] movement"--Transformative Works and Read more...

 
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