Queer Voices from Japan

Queer Voices from Japan

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Queer Voices from Japan examines the wide range of queer voices in Japan, and the longevity that these minority communities have enjoyed in society. Mark McLelland, Katsuhiko Suganuma, and James Welker bring together historical and contemporary narratives that contribute to the study of sexual identities in Japan. These essays trace the evolution of queer voices in Japan with analyses of the presence of homosexuality in the Japanese Imperial Army, the development of Japan's first gay bars, and same-sex experiences in the pre- and post-war periods. This book offers a variety of perspectives including a range of male-to-female and female-to-male transgender voices and experiences. The broad scope of this volume makes it an invaluable text for understanding the development of Japanese sex and gender categories in the twentieth century. Queer Voices from Japan is a compelling read that will appeal to those interested in Asian studies and human sexuality.However, I was born and raised a man, and even today I am a biological male with my own family. In short, I am a part-time male-to-female (MtF) transgender. In this short essay, I would like to tell you the story of how I became one of the most anbsp;...

Title:Queer Voices from Japan
Author:Mark McLelland, Katsuhiko Suganuma, James Welker
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2007-03-26


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