Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan (Asia's by Mark McLelland, Romit Dasgupta

By Mark McLelland, Romit Dasgupta

Incorporating jap language fabrics and field-based learn, this compelling selection of essays takes a comparative examine the altering notions of gender and sexual range in Japan, contemplating either heterosexual and non-heterosexual histories, life and identities. Written by way of key jap authors and Western students the quantity examines how non-conformist members have wondered got notions and challenged social norms with regards to intercourse and gender. The chapters depict the plurality of gender positions; from housewives against gender roles inside of marriage to heterosexual males wishing to be extra taken with family members lifestyles. together with fabric no longer formerly released in English, this quantity supplies an summary of the real adjustments happening in gender and sexuality reports inside of jap scholarship.

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Pflugfelder, G. (1999) Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse 1600–1950, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. Plath, D. (1964) The After Hours: Modern Japan and the Search for Enjoyment, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Roberson, J. (1998) Japanese Working Class Lives: An Ethnographic Study of Factory Workers, London: Routledge. Roberson, J. and N. Suzuki (eds). (2003) Men and Masculinities in Contemporary Japan: Dislocating the Salaryman Doxa, London: RoutledgeCurzon.

In such a learning environment, the teacher is no longer the privileged “owner” of knowledge, and learning at an advanced tertiary level becomes what it should ideally be: independent and meaningful. This type of approach is one way that the JFL classroom can move away from the exclusive engagement with materials that project homogenized images of Japan. However, the reverse is also true, and an inability to teach outside cultural and gender norms by teachers is probably a more typical description of the JFL education at present.

For me, students are the source of inspiration for material development. ” This text is a collection of interviews (in the original dialect) Hegemonic gender in Japanese language 27 with lots of people of different occupations, ages, regions, ethnic backgrounds and sexualities. In a conventional classroom with a conventional textbook, “gay” and “lesbian” would never appear as lexicons, let alone as actual characters. In this example, the students’ input into the JFL classroom significantly enriched the learning content.

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