East Asian Men: Masculinity, Sexuality And Desire
East Asian Men: Masculinity, Sexuality and Desire
This book provides a fresh and contemporary take on the study of men and masculinity. It highlights new and exciting approaches to sexuality, desire, men and masculinity in East Asian contexts, focusing on the interconnections between them. In doing so, it re-examines the key concepts that underpin studies of masculinity, such as homophobia, homosociality and heteronormativity. Developing new ways of thinking about masculinity in local contexts, it fills a significant lacuna in contemporary scholarship. This thought-provoking work will appeal to students and scholars of gender studies, cultural studies and the wider social sciences.
“By examining the interactions between masculinity and sexuality in diverse East Asian localities such as the PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan, the informative essays in this book shift attention away from the much-studied West to this dynamic region. As well as analyses of usual male concerns such as dating and career, the book also presents a more nuanced picture of the lives of Asian men by delving into various manifestations of non-heterosexuality in this part of the world. It is timely and enlightening.” (Professor Kam Louie, The University of Hong Kong)