Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific
Issue 20, April 2009

Japanese Transnational Fandoms and Female Consumers

Guest editor Mark McLelland


(A)cute Confusion: The Unpredictable Journey of Japanese Popular Culture
Mark McLelland

Re-imagining the Otaku

Eureka Discovers Culture Girls, Fujoshi, and BL: Essay Review of Three Issues of the Japanese Literary Magazine, Yuriika (Eureka)
Tomoko Aoyama

Train Man and the Gender Politics of Japanese 'Otaku' Culture: The Rise of New Media, Nerd Heroes and Consumer Communities
Alisa Freedman

Game Girl: Re-imagining Japanese Gender and Gaming via Melbourne Female Cosplayers
Larissa Hjorth

Selling Otaku? Mapping the Relationship between Industry and Fandom in the Australian Cosplay Scene
Craig Norris and Jason Bainbridge

Transnational Bricolage: Gothic Lolita and the Political Economy of Fashion
Vera Mackie

Book Reviews

Richard Eves and Leslie Butt (eds)
Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality and Power in Melanesia
reviewed by George Darroch

Barbara Summerhawk and Kimberley Hughes (eds)
Sparkling Rain and Other Fiction from Japan of Women Who Love Women
reviewed by James Welker

Amy Hanser
Service Encounters: Class, Gender and the Market for Social Distinction in Urban China
reviewed by James Coates

Elise Tipton
Modern Japan: A Social and Political History Second Edition
reviewed by Kumiko Kawashima

Boys Love Goes Global

Elegant Caucasians, Amorous Arabs, and Invisible Others: Signs and Images of Foreigners in Japanese BL Manga
Kazumi Nagaike

The Shared Imagination of Bishōnen, Pan-East Asian Soft Masculinity: Reading DBSK, and Transcultural New Media Consumption
Sun Jung

GloBLisation and Hybridisation: Publishers' Strategies for Bringing Boys' Love to the United States
Dru Pagliassotti

Conflicting Discourses on Boys' Love and Subcultural Tactics in Mainland China and Hong Kong
Ting Liu

Home-grown Shōjo Manga and the Rise of Boys' Love among Germany's 'Forty-Niners'
Paul M. Malone


On the Japanese Doll Complex: Introduction
Katrien Jacobs

On the Japanese Doll Complex: Four Noteworthy Incidents: Film
Katrien Jacobs

Arts Reviews

Takao Kawaguchi and Fuyuki Yamakawa
reviewed by Jyh Wee Sew


Books Received


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