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Contact moments : the politics of intercultural desire in Japanese male-queer cultures

Author: Katsuhiko Suganuma
Publisher: Hong Kong, China : Hong Kong University Press, [2012] ©2012
Series: Queer Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book sheds light on 'contact moments' between Japanese male-queer culture and that of the West in the postwar period, and critiques various contemporary examples of persistent Orientalism and nativism. Focusing on a range of Japanese as well as English male-queer materials including magazines, memoirs and cybertexts, Suganuma shows how the interactions of the two cultures affected the subject formation process  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katsuhiko Suganuma
ISBN: 9789888083701 9888083708 9789888083718 9888083716
OCLC Number: 781500835
Description: xii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Ways of Knowing Japan's Queer Culture --
Under the Patriotic Gaze : The Emergence of Non-Normative Sexual Discourses in Post-War Japan --
Hybridised Whiteness in 'Rose' : The Displacement of Racialised/Gendered Discourse in a Japanese Queer Magazine in the 1970s --
Allegorising the Erotic : Transforming Intercultural Queer Desires in John Treat's Great Mirrors Shattered --
Associative Identity Politics : Unmasking the Multi-Layered Formation of Queer Male Selves in 1990s Japan --
Japanese Male-Queer Cyberspace and Global Flows : Realising Queer Japan through the Imagination --
Conclusion : On Cross-Cultural Contacts and Queer Desire.
Series Title: Queer Asia.
Responsibility: Katsuhiko Suganuma.

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"This book sheds light on 'contact moments' between Japanese male-queer culture and that of the West in the postwar period, and critiques various contemporary examples of persistent Orientalism and nativism. Focusing on a range of Japanese as well as English male-queer materials including magazines, memoirs and cybertexts, Suganuma shows how the interactions of the two cultures affected the subject formation process of queer selves. The instances examined range from the hentai magazines of the 1950s and their depiction of men who had sex with foreign men (mostly American servicemen); the depiction of race in the magazine Barazoku; John Whittier Treat's memoir of his sabbatical in Japan and his depiction of his own Orientalism; the writings and strategies of OCCUR and Fushimi in the 1990s; and the GJN news site. The author sees the depiction of and reaction to Japanese men who had sex with foreigners in the hentai magazines as part of a larger pattern of representation manifesting gender anxieties among Japanese men (both heterosexual and homosexual) who found themselves feminized by defeat in the war. He draws on Dyer's understanding of whiteness as a flexible default position in his discussion of Barazoku, but argues that in this case Japaneseness is the default position and whiteness is othered. In his final chapter, he argues for an understanding of the activities of GJN also as a space of mediation rather than simply as a wholesale importation of American or 'global gay' culture. Suganuma argues that the binaries of cross-cultural comparison (local/global, Japan/West, acts/identities, and us/them) can be generative and productive as well as repressive and reductive."--Publisher's description.

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