AsiaPacifiQueer: Rethinking Genders and Sexualities

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Fran Martin
University of Illinois Press, Oct 15, 2008 - Social Science - 278 pages
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This interdisciplinary collection examines the shaping of local sexual cultures in the Asian Pacific region in order to move beyond definitions and understandings of sexuality that rely on Western assumptions. The diverse studies in AsiaPacifiQueer demonstrate convincingly that in the realm of sexualities, globalization results in creative and cultural admixture rather than a unilateral imposition of the western values and forms of sexual culture. These essays range across the Pacific Rim and encompass a variety of forms of social, cultural, and personal expression, examining sexuality through music, cinema, the media, shifts in popular rhetoric, comics and magazines, and historical studies. By investigating complex processes of localization, interregional borrowing, and hybridization, the contributors underscore the mutual transformation of gender and sexuality in both Asian Pacific and Western cultures.

Contributors are Ronald Baytan, J. Neil C. Garcia, Kam Yip Lo Lucetta, Song Hwee Lim, J. Darren Mackintosh, Claire Maree, Jin-Hyung Park, Teri Silvio, Megan Sinnott, Yik Koon Teh, Carmen Ka Man Tong, James Welker, Heather Worth, and Audrey Yue.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Homo Magazines and WhiteCollar Manliness in Early 1970s Japan
29
Beautiful Boys and Queer Female Identities in Japan
46
Onekotoba and the Negotiation of Heterosexist Gender Language Norms and Lesbohomophobic Stereotypes in Japanese
67
Factors Determining Identity and the Status of MaletoFemale Transsexuals in Malaysia
85
Masculine Women in Hong Kong
99
The Life and Identity Construction of Lesbian Schoolgirls
117
The Sexual and Gender Norms on Tom and Dee in Thailand
131
Evolving Identities in Philippine Cinema
181
Rethinking Homosexuality in Contemporary Korean Cinema and Discourses
197
12 Lesbianism and Taiwanese Localism in the Silent Thrush
217
Translation Appropriation and the Construction of a Queer Identity in Taiwan
235
Asian Drag Kings Postcolonial Female Masculinity and Hybrid Sexuality in Australia
251
Contributors
271
Index
275
back cover
281

South Auckland Faafafine Talk about Identity
149
Postcoloniality and Gay Liberation in the Philippines
163

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About the author (2008)

Fran Martin, University of Melbourne, is the author of Situating Sexualities: Queer Representation in Taiwanese Fiction, Film, and Public Culture.Peter A. Jackson, Australian National University, is the author of Lady Boys, Tom Boys, Rent Boys: Male and Female Homosexualities in Contemporary Thailand.  Mark McLelland, University of Wollongong, Australia, is the author of Queer Japan from the Pacific War to the Internet AgeAudrey Yue, University of Melbourne, is coeditor of Mobile Cultures: New Media in Queer Asia.


 

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