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Queering mainstream media: Matsuko Deluxe as modern-day kuroko

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Suganuma, K, Queering mainstream media: Matsuko Deluxe as modern-day kuroko, Routledge Handbook of Japanese Media, Routledge, F Darling-Wolf (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 169-179. ISBN 9781138917415 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]


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Abstract

One cannot discuss the social conditions facing sexual minorities without taking into consideration the idea of visibility. As implied in the discourse of 'coming out of the closet', gaining public visibility has been one of the major political objectives of queer activism and of relevant equal rights campaigning. While the Japanese mainstream media have been instrumental in assisting sexual minorities with becoming more visible in society, they have simultaneously exploited queer representations. In situations by which sexual minorities gain public visibility, Leo Bersani aptly reminds us that '(o)nce we agreed to be seen, we also agreed to being policed' (1995, p. 12).

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Japanese, media
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural Studies
Research Field:Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
Author:Suganuma, K (Dr Katsuhiko Suganuma)
ID Code:125400
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-04-16
Last Modified:2018-04-18
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