The Great Mirror of Male Love
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Great Mirror of Male Love


  • Author : Saikaku Ihara
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0804718954


The Great Mirror of Male Love Book Description :

Winner of the 1990 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature. ---------- "A welcome opportunity for wider comparison of the literary traditions and sexual conventions of Japanese and Euro-American cultures."--Journal of Japanese Studies...

Contact Moments

Contact Moments


  • Author : Katsuhiko Suganuma
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-01
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9789888083701


Contact Moments Book Description :

This book sheds light on 'contact moments' between Japanese male-queer culture and that of the West in the postwar period, and critiques various contemporary examples of persistent Orientalism and nativism. Focusing on a range of Japanese as well as English male-queer materials including magazines, memoirs and cybertexts, Suganuma shows how the interactions of the two cultures affected the subject formation process of queer selves. The instances examined range from the hentai magazines of the 1950s and their depiction of men who had sex with foreign men (mostly American servicemen); the depiction of race in the magazine Barazoku; John Whittier Treat's memoir of his sabbatical in Japan and his depiction of his own Orientalism; the writings and strateg...

Male Colors
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Male Colors


  • Author : Gary Leupp
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1997-05-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 052091919X


Male Colors Book Description :

Tokugawa Japan ranks with ancient Athens as a society that not only tolerated, but celebrated, male homosexual behavior. Few scholars have seriously studied the subject, and until now none have satisfactorily explained the origins of the tradition or elucidated how its conventions reflected class structure and gender roles. Gary P. Leupp fills the gap with a dynamic examination of the origins and nature of the tradition. Based on a wealth of literary and historical documentation, this study places Tokugawa homosexuality in a global context, exploring its implications for contemporary debates on the historical construction of sexual desire. Combing through popular fiction, law codes, religious works, medical treatises, biographical material, and artis...

Youth  Education  and Sexualities  A J

Youth Education and Sexualities A J


  • Author : James Thomas Sears
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Gay youth
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0313327548


Youth Education and Sexualities A J Book Description :

Featuring more than 200 entries, this work is an authoritative source for educators, researchers and students seeking an understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. This work examines policy, practice and research concerning youth who are often the victims of bullying and harassment....

Great Mirrors Shattered

Great Mirrors Shattered


  • Author : John Whittier Treat
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105023128825


Great Mirrors Shattered Book Description :

A compelling memoir of a gay man thoroughly familiar with the Japanese homosexual underground, a man anxious for his own health and unsure of the relationship he has left behind in the U.S....

Male Colors
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Male Colors


  • Author : Gary Leupp
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1997-05-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 052091919X


Male Colors Book Description :

Tokugawa Japan ranks with ancient Athens as a society that not only tolerated, but celebrated, male homosexual behavior. Few scholars have seriously studied the subject, and until now none have satisfactorily explained the origins of the tradition or elucidated how its conventions reflected class structure and gender roles. Gary P. Leupp fills the gap with a dynamic examination of the origins and nature of the tradition. Based on a wealth of literary and historical documentation, this study places Tokugawa homosexuality in a global context, exploring its implications for contemporary debates on the historical construction of sexual desire. Combing through popular fiction, law codes, religious works, medical treatises, biographical material, and artis...

Cartographies of Desire

Cartographies of Desire


  • Author : Gregory M. Pflugfelder
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0520209095


Cartographies of Desire Book Description :

"A remarkable and sorely needed synthesis of the best of traditional historiographical documentation and critically astute analysis and contextualization. Cartographies complements and, frankly, exceeds any of the English language monographs on similar topics that precede it, and it represents significant contributions to several fields outside of East Asian history, including literature, gender studies, lesbian and gay studies, and cultural studies."--Earl Jackson Jr., author of Strategies of Deviance: Studies in Gay male Representation and Fantastic Living: The Speculative Autobiographies of Samuel R. Delany...

I Love Us  a Book about Family  with Mirror and Fill In Family Tree

I Love Us a Book about Family with Mirror and Fill In Family Tree


  • Author : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780358193302


I Love Us a Book about Family with Mirror and Fill In Family Tree Book Description :

A celebration of all types of families and the bond that holds each one together: Love! This book includes a mirror so YOUR unique family will be reflected in the story. Work together to fill in the bonus family tree with the names of everyone you love. Families can be big, small, silly, adventurous, loud, or messy, but they all have love in common. I Love Us! is all about the little ways families show they care: breakfasts made, play times shared, hurts soothed, and good times celebrated. With a mirror surprise and fill-in family tree, this special book makes a wonderful gift for children and the people who love them on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day--every day!...

Buddhism  Sexuality  and Gender

Buddhism Sexuality and Gender


  • Author : Jos? Ignacio Cabez?n
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1992-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0791407578


Buddhism Sexuality and Gender Book Description :

This book explores historical, textual, and social questions relating to the position and experience of women and gay people in the Buddhist world from India and Tibet to Sri Lanka, China, and Japan. It focuses on four key areas: Buddhist history, contemporary culture, Buddhist symbols, and homosexuality, and it covers Buddhism's entire history, from its origins to the present day. The result of original and innovative research, the author offers new perspectives on the history of the attitudes toward, and of the self-perception of, women in both ancient and modern Buddhist societies. He explores key social issues such as abortion, he examines the use of rhetoric and symbols in Buddhist texts and cultures, and he discusses the neglected subject of Bu...

Homosexuality and Civilization

Homosexuality and Civilization


  • Author : Louis Crompton
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0674030060


Homosexuality and Civilization Book Description :

How have major civilizations of the last two millennia treated people who were attracted to their own sex? In a narrative tour de force, Louis Crompton chronicles the lives and achievements of homosexual men and women alongside a darker history of persecution, as he compares the Christian West with the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, Arab Spain, imperial China, and pre-Meiji Japan. Ancient Greek culture celebrated same-sex love in history, literature, and art, making high claims for its moral influence. By contrast, Jewish religious leaders in the sixth century B.C.E. branded male homosexuality as a capital offense and, later, blamed it for the destruction of the biblical city of Sodom. When these two traditions collided in Christian Rome during...