Last Friends, beyond friends – articulating non-normative gender and sexuality on mainstream Japanese television

@article{Min2011LastFB,
  title={Last Friends, beyond friends – articulating non-normative gender and sexuality on mainstream Japanese television},
  author={Y. Min},
  journal={Inter-Asia Cultural Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={383 - 400}
}
  • Y. Min
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
  • With the official recognition of sex-reassignment surgery in 1996, the concept of Gender Identity Disorder (GID), i.e. a disjuncture between one's biological sex and gender identity, became accepted as medically correct in Japan. Since then, media representations and popular perceptions of gender/sexual variants have tended to revolve around notions of ‘illness’ or ‘disorder’, where they are often perceived as souls ‘trapped’ in the wrong bodies. While some people have benefitted from the… CONTINUE READING
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