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Contact MomentsThe Politics of Intercultural Desire in Japanese Male-Queer Cultures$
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Katsuhiko Suganuma

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789888083701

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888083701.001.0001

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Hybridised Whiteness in ‘Rose’: The Displacement of Racialised/Gendered Discours in a Japanese Queer Magazine in the 1970s

Hybridised Whiteness in ‘Rose’: The Displacement of Racialised/Gendered Discours in a Japanese Queer Magazine in the 1970s

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(p.75) Chapter 3 Hybridised Whiteness in ‘Rose’: The Displacement of Racialised/Gendered Discours in a Japanese Queer Magazine in the 1970s
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Contact Moments
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Katsuhiko Suganuma

Siu-lun Wong

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083701.003.0003

Chapter 3 investigates a morphing process of the gendered binary metaphor of Japan and the West. The case study for this chapter is conducted on the first Japanese commercial gay magazine, Barazoku (Rose Tribe). The chapter discusses the notion of ‘whiteness’ in the context of queer as well as transnational contexts. It asks the question as to what happens when whiteness is discussed within a discursive space in which whiteness is no longer the norm. The chapter shows how the Japanese queer textual space of Barazoku in the 1970s precluded whiteness from attaining the flexibility and fluidity normally available in the West.

Keywords:   whiteness, Barazoku, physiognomy, hybridity

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