Male Homosexuality in Modern Japan : Cultural Myths and Social Realities
Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press, 2000.
Hardcover. Near Fine with no dust jacket. Item #11523
Slight wear. Crisp hardcover. ; Studies of the fluid nature of sexuality in Japanese culture. "It is clear that the myriad representations of homosexuality in Japanese culture cannot be judged in terms of a pre-existent, unitary, empirical sexual experience shared by all homosexual men equally. In the realm of human sexual relations, there are no ideal types, either homo- or heterosexual. Throughout the book I ahve had to resist the temptation to oppose the relatively fluid understandings of sexuality held by many of my Japanese interviewees with a monolithic "gay identity" supposedly held by western homosexual men and women."; xii, 268 pages.