1st Edition

Male Homosexuality in Modern Japan
Cultural Myths and Social Realities

ISBN 9780700714254
Published October 12, 2000 by Routledge
268 Pages

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Book Description

This book is the first to look at the wide range of contrasting images of the gay male body in Japanese popular culture, both mainstream and gay, and relate these images to the experience of an interview sample of Japanese gay men. In so doing, it touches on a number of important issues, including whether there can be a universal 'gay identity' and whether or not strategies developed for increasing gay and lesbian visibility in western countries are appropriate to the social situation in Japan


'This new study by Mark McLellend is a sparkling gem.' - Caroline Dale-Kobayashi