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Queering mainstream media: Matsuko Deluxe as modern-day kuroko


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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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).

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Japanese, media
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Gender studies
Research Field:Gender relations
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS 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:2019-12-03

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