Queer Japanese: Gender and Sexual Identities through Linguistic Practices
by Hideko Abe
Queer Japanese presents a comprehensive picture of the ways Japanese sexual minorities (lesbians, gays, transgendered, and transsexual individuals) negotiate their lives through linguistic practice in various social contexts. Based on nearly ten years of fieldwork in Tokyo, Hideko Abe examines a wide range of linguistic practices, including magazine advice columns, bars, t...more
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published March 15th 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Hideko Abe is Assistant Professor of Japanese in East Asian Studies Department at Colby College. She is author ofSpeaking of Power: Professional Japanese Women and Their Speeches. Her current research is on the speech of benshi (Japanese narrator for silent films).More about Hideko Abe...