Introduction: Ways of Knowing Japan's Queer Culture

Katsuhiko Suganuma and Siu-lun Wong

in Contact Moments

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9789888083701
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209053 | DOI:
Introduction: Ways of Knowing Japan's Queer Culture

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Chapter 1 sketches some major themes that this book explores, and also contextualises them in the relationship between Japan and the West. The chapter also provides readers with the discussions of key theoretical frameworks and methodologies employed throughout the book. It is emphasised that this book investigates and focuses on an epistemological inquiry into how cross-cultural contact inflects the ways of representing the contours of Japan's queer culture. The author finishes the chapter by providing an overview of the structure of the rest of the book, as well as concise summaries of the following chapters.

Keywords: cross-cultural; queer globalisation; epistemology; discourse

Chapter.  13464 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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