PostGender: Gender, Sexuality and Performativity in Japanese Culture

Ayelet Zohar (Editor)

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'Postgender: Gender, Sexuality and Perforemativity in Japanese Culture' is a collection of articles by some leading researchers in the field of gender studies, visual culture and performance studies in Japan. Articles in this volume discuss fundamental issues in relation to the body, sexuality, gender, and their respective representations in the visual field. The volume contain texts considering gender and temporality in Takashi Murakami's superflat dimension; gender issues in relation to male pregnancy, motherhood and the family as represented in Hiroko Okada, Mako idemitsu, Miwako Ishiuchi and Yasumasa Morimura's works; sexual identity of the otaku, and sexual representations in manga and anime; and, sexual organs depictions in contemporary Japanese art and photography of Yayoi Kusama, Ryudai Takano, Yurie Nagashima, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Makoto Saito's advertisements. This title also includes: literary representations of hermaphrodites in Tokuda Shusei's Arakure and fictional genders in Kachikujin yapu; history of prostitution and Bubu de la Madeliene and Yoshiko Shimada's performance art; a Buddhist reading of Yoko Ono's Cut Piece; gender passing and masquerade in Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata's Butoh; and, gender issues in Duras/ Rennais' Hiroshima mon amour. Participants include some leading researchers and curators like Jennifer Robertson, Michiko Kasahara, Tamaki Saito, Maki Isaka and Bracha Ettinger and others.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Number of pages285
ISBN (Print)9781443809900, 144380990X
StatePublished - 2009


  • Performing arts -- Japan
  • Sex role in art
  • Sex in art
  • Sexual orientation in art
  • Art and society
  • Art
  • Japanese -- 20th century -- Exhibitions
  • Artists -- Japan -- 20th century -- Exhibitions
  • Gender identity in art
  • זהות מגדרית באמנות -- תערוכות
  • אמנים -- יפן -- המאה ה-20 -- תערוכות
  • الفنّانون -- اليابان -- القرن الـ 20 -- مَعارض
  • אמנות יפנית
  • אמנות וחברה
  • אורינטציה מינית באמנות
  • מין באמנות
  • תפקידי המינים באמנות
  • אמניות הבמה
  • Japanese Photography

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Art and society -- Japan
  • Performing arts -- Japan
  • Sex in art
  • Sex role in art
  • Sexual orientation in art
  • Sex in the arts
  • Sexuality in art


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