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Queer Cooking And Dining: Expanding Queerness In Fumi Yoshinaga’s What Did You Eat Yesterday?


Suganuma, K, Queer Cooking And Dining: Expanding Queerness In Fumi Yoshinaga's What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Culture, Society and Masculinities, 7, (2) pp. 87-101. ISSN 1941-5591 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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This essay is concerned with the ways in which Fumi Yoshinaga’s comic series What Did You Eat Yesterday? sheds new light on the relationship between queer people and domestic space. Of particular interest is how the suggestion of alternative lifestyles and modes of masculinities is made by Yoshinaga through her deployment of gastronomic discourses as metaphoric modalities which capture the attention of mainstream audiences in contemporary Japan. The essay argues that Yoshinaga’s comic series has been instrumental in making the inhabitation of domestic space by a queer couple visible in Japanese media. It also argues that the series’ commercial success with mainstream audiences is evidence of how well it has spoken to the concerns of many who live in the current neoliberal social condition.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Fumi Yoshinaga, queer, masculinity, food, neoliberalism
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Gender studies
Research Field:Gender relations
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Suganuma, K (Dr Katsuhiko Suganuma)
ID Code:103708
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2015-10-26
Last Modified:2018-02-17

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