Chapter

Introduction

Gregory M. Pflugfelder

in Cartographies of Desire

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780520209091
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940871 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520209091.003.0021
Introduction

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This book describes the constructionist analysis of sexual cartographies. It offers a personal mapping of other people's mappings and investigates the construction of erotic desires and practices between males which is referred to as “male-male sexuality.” For the Japanese as in Western cultures, male-male relationships have been a key site over which sexual meanings have been challenged, although in historically distinct ways. The strikingness of male-male behavior within Japanese cultural ontology is illustrated by the fact that literally hundreds of categories and signifiers have emerged around it in the native languages over the centuries.

Keywords: male-male sexuality; relationships; mapping; cartography

Chapter.  9701 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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