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Male Homosexuality in Modern Japan: Cultural Myths and Social Realities
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 anExpand
No Climax, No Point, No Meaning? Japanese Women's Boy-Love Sites on the Internet
Boy love (shoonen' ai) in Japanese does not refer to the love many young Japanese women feel for male teen idols, but instead refers to the homoerotic attraction the male heroes in a genre ofExpand
Is there a Japanese 'gay identity'?
This paper investigates the widespread representation of (mainly male) homosexuality in a variety of Japanese popular cultural media. Generally, representation of homosexuality in Japan is situatedExpand
The Love Between ‘Beautiful Boys' in Japanese Women's Comics
This paper investigates why the love between ‘beautiful youths ’ (bishoonen) should have become one of the most recurrent romantic tropes in comics both written by and aimed at Japanese women. IExpand
Why are Japanese girls' comics full of boys bonking?
When I casually mention that the most frequent representations of male homosexuality in Japan (outside the pages of the gay press) appear in manga (comics) written by and for women, I am usually metExpand
Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan
Boys Love Manga and Beyond looks at a range of literary, artistic and other cultural products that celebrate the beauty of adolescent boys and young men. In Japan, depiction of the ""beautiful boy""Expand
Virtual Ethnography: Using the Internet to Study Gay Culture in Japan
After English and Chinese, Japanese is the most widely represented language on the internet and yet few studies have been made of how communities in Japan engage with this new technology. ThisExpand
Queer Japan from the Pacific War to the Internet Age
Chapter 1 List of Illustrations Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Heteronormativity on the Road to War Chapter 5 Japan's Postwar Perverse Culture Chapter 6 Gay Boys, BlueExpand
The International yaoi boys’ love fandom and the regulation of virtual child pornography: The implications of current legislation
This article looks at current international legislation regulating child pornography, particularly at the category of virtual child pornography, or purely fictional images and textual representationsExpand
The World of Yaoi: The Internet, Censorship and the Global ‘Boys‘ Love’ Fandom
(2005). The World of Yaoi: The Internet, Censorship and the Global ‘Boys‘ Love’ Fandom. Australian Feminist Law Journal: Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 61-77.