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Studies in Language Gender and Sexuality

queerqueen

Linguistic Excess in Japanese Media

Claire Maree

queerqueen

Studies in Language Gender and Sexuality

queerqueen

Linguistic Excess in Japanese Media

Studies in Language Gender and Sexuality: queerqueen

 

queerqueen examines the editing and writing of queer excess through the constructed character of the queerqueen. Through Japanese print, digital, and audiovisual media, Claire Maree demonstrates how collaborative practices of commercial language labor configure queerqueen styles as crossing into popular media via the body of the "authentically" queer male.


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Beschrijving Studies in Language Gender and Sexuality: queerqueen

From the twins Osugi and Peeco to longstanding icon Miwa Akihiro, Claire Maree traces the figure of the Japanese queerqueen, showing how a diversity of gender identifications, sexual orientations, and discursive styles are commodified and packaged together to form this character. Representations of gay men's speech have changed in tandem with gender norms, increasingly crossing over into popular media via the body of the "authentic" gay male up to and including the
current "LGBT boom" in Japan. In this context, queerqueen demonstrates how commercial practices of recording, transcribing, and editing spoken interactions and use of on-screen text encode queerqueen speech as inherently excessive and in need of containment. Tackling questions of authenticity,
self-censorship, and the restrictions of heteronormativity within this perception of queer excess, Maree shows how queerqueen styles reproduce stereotypes of gender, sexuality, and desire that are essential to the business of mainstream entertainment.


ISBN
9780190869618
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224
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Serie
Studies in Language Gender and Sexuality
NUR
610
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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