Boys Love Manga and Beyond : History, Culture, and Community in Japan.

By: McLelland, Mark
Contributor(s): Nagaike, Kazumi | Suganuma, Katsuhiko | Welker, James
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (314 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781626740662Subject(s): Young gay men -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan.;Romance comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan.;Women cartoonists -- Japan.;Young women -- Books and reading -- Japan.;Girls -- Books and reading -- Japan.;Sex in popular culture -- JapanGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Boys Love Manga and Beyond : History, Culture, and Community in JapanDDC classification: 741.5/952 LOC classification: PN6714 -- .B69 2015ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- A Note on Japanese Names and Terminology -- An Introduction to "Boys Love" in Japan -- A Genealogy of Boys Love: The Gaze of the Girl and the Bishōnen Body in the Prewar Images of Takabatake Kashō -- A Brief History of Shōnen'ai, Yaoi, and Boys Love -- The Evolution of BL as "Playing with Gender": Viewing the Genesis and Development of BL from a Contemporary Perspective -- What Can We Learn from Japanese Professional BL Writers?: A Sociological Analysis of Yaoi/BL Terminology and Classifications -- What Is Japanese "BL Studies?": A Historical and Analytical Overview -- Politics of Utopia: Fantasy, Pornography, and Boys Love -- Moe Talk: Affective Communication among Female Fans of Yaoi in Japan -- Fujoshi Emergent: Shifting Popular Representations of Yaoi/BL Fandom in Japan -- Do Heterosexual Men Dream of Homosexual Men?: BL Fudanshi and Discourse on Male Feminization -- Representational Appropriation and the Autonomy of Desire in Yaoi/BL -- Queering the Cooking Man: Food and Gender in Yoshinaga Fumi's (BL) Manga -- Regulation of Manga Content in Japan: What Is the Future for BL? -- Works Cited -- About the Contributors -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z.
Summary: A critical examination of the "beautiful boy" love comics that enthralled fans in Japan and then worldwide.
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Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- A Note on Japanese Names and Terminology -- An Introduction to "Boys Love" in Japan -- A Genealogy of Boys Love: The Gaze of the Girl and the Bishōnen Body in the Prewar Images of Takabatake Kashō -- A Brief History of Shōnen'ai, Yaoi, and Boys Love -- The Evolution of BL as "Playing with Gender": Viewing the Genesis and Development of BL from a Contemporary Perspective -- What Can We Learn from Japanese Professional BL Writers?: A Sociological Analysis of Yaoi/BL Terminology and Classifications -- What Is Japanese "BL Studies?": A Historical and Analytical Overview -- Politics of Utopia: Fantasy, Pornography, and Boys Love -- Moe Talk: Affective Communication among Female Fans of Yaoi in Japan -- Fujoshi Emergent: Shifting Popular Representations of Yaoi/BL Fandom in Japan -- Do Heterosexual Men Dream of Homosexual Men?: BL Fudanshi and Discourse on Male Feminization -- Representational Appropriation and the Autonomy of Desire in Yaoi/BL -- Queering the Cooking Man: Food and Gender in Yoshinaga Fumi's (BL) Manga -- Regulation of Manga Content in Japan: What Is the Future for BL? -- Works Cited -- About the Contributors -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z.

A critical examination of the "beautiful boy" love comics that enthralled fans in Japan and then worldwide.

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