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dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/legalcodenone
dc.contributor.authorLilja, Monanone
dc.contributor.authorWasshede, Cathrinnone
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-01T11:46:36Z
dc.date.available2019-08-01T11:46:36Z
dc.date.issued2017none
dc.identifier.issn2000-1525none
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.genderopen.de/25595/1494
dc.description.abstractThis article deals with questions about the performative power of cultural products that travel the world. The Japanese manga genre Boys’ Love and Yaoi has gained a broad readership outside of Japan during recent decades. This has cultivated an image of Japan as sexually radical and ‘as more than Japan’, something which has produced alternative subject positions and practises regarding gender and sexuality among Swedish Boys’ Love/Yaoi followers. With the help of the concept hyperreality and elaborations on materiality within feminist theories, this article discusses: Which images of Japan and Sweden are produced as manga Boys’ Love/Yaoi – as cultural products – travel from Japan to Sweden? Which subject positions and forms of desires emerge? In order to understand how cultural products create new subjectivities, images and desires, we also ask: What can a sharper focus on materiality and the agency of matter add to the understanding of the concept of hyperreality and the construction of new realities? We argue that embodied experiences of certain subject positions and desires challenge the idea of the hyperreal as a surface phenomenon. Further, the article shows how the image of “Japan” is often coloured by the desires that West cultivates about the ‘other’.none
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.subject.ddc306 Kultur und Institutionennone
dc.subject.othercultural productsnone
dc.subject.otherManga/Boys’ Love/Yaoinone
dc.subject.othersubject positionsnone
dc.subject.otherdesiresnone
dc.subject.otherhyperrealitynone
dc.subject.othermaterialitynone
dc.titleThe Performative Force of Cultural Products : Subject Positions and Desires Emerging From Engagement with the Manga <em>Boys’ Love</em> and <em>Yaoi</em>.none
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25595/1488
dc.source.pageinfo284-305none
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
dc.source.journalCulture unbound : Journal of current cultural researchnone
dc.source.issue3none
dc.source.volume8none
dc.identifier.pi10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1683384none
local.typeZeitschriftenartikel


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