Asiapacifiqueer: Rethinking Genders and Sexualities

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-11-07
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
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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 inAsiaPacifiQueerdemonstrate 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, Lucetta Kam, Song Hwee Lim, J. Darren Mackintosh, Claire Maree, Jin-Hyung Park, Teri Silvio, Megan Sinnott, Yik Koon Teh, Carmen Tong, James Welker, Heather Worth, and Audrey Yue.

Author Biography

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 Male Homosexuality in Modern Japan. Audrey Yue, University of Melbourne, is coeditor of Mobile Cultures: New Media in Queer Asia.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Embodied Masculinities of Male-Male Desire: The Homo Magazines and White-Collar Manliness in Early 1970s Japanp. 29
Lilies of the Margin: Beautiful Boys and Queer Female Identities in Japanp. 46
Grrrl-queens: One-kotoba and the Negotiation of Heterosexist Gender Language Norms and Lesbo(homo)phobic Stereotypes in Japanesep. 67
Politics and Islam: Factors Determining Identity and the Status of Male-to-Female Transsexuals in Malaysiap. 85
Recognition through Mis-recognition: Masculine Women in Hong Kongp. 99
Being a Young Tomboy in Hong Kong: The Life and Identity Construction of Lesbian Schoolgirlsp. 117
The Romance of the Queer: The Sexual and Gender Norms of Tom and Dee in Thailandp. 131
Bad-Assed Honeys with a Difference: South Auckland Fa'afafine Talk about Identityp. 149
Villa, Montano, Perez: Postcoloniality and Gay Liberation in the Philippinesp. 163
Bading na Bading: Evolving Identities in Philippine Cinemap. 181
Representation, Politics, Ethics: Rethinking Homosexuality in Contemporary Korean Cinema and Discoursesp. 197
Lesbianism and Taiwanese Localism in The Silent Thrushp. 217
How to Be Queer in Taiwan: Translation, Appropriation, and the Construction of a Queer Identity in Taiwanp. 235
King Victoria: Asian Drag Kings, Postcolonial Female Masculinity, and Hybrid Sexuality in Australiap. 251
Contributorsp. 271
Indexp. 275
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