Gentle masculinity in East Asia

  title={Gentle masculinity in East Asia},
  author={Judit Kroo},
  journal={Journal of Asian Pacific Communication},
  • Judit Kroo
  • Published 10 August 2018
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of Asian Pacific Communication
This study considers the Japanese phenomenon of sooshokukei-danshi (SKD) ‘Herbivore Men’ within larger discourses of ‘East-Asian gentle masculinity.’ Focusing on lexical variation across both scripted and naturalistic data, the current study argues that while use of salient variables by SKD identified speakers in media closely conform to stereotypically gendered usage patterns, use of these variables in naturalistic data is more complex, suggesting speakers’ engagement in the performance of a… 
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