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queerqueen: Linguistic Excess in Japanese Media

Claire Maree


Queerqueen examines the editing and writing of queer excess into Japanese popular culture through mediatization of queerqueen styles. The book illustrates how a diversity of gender identifications, sexual orientations, and discursive styles are packaged together as if to form a homogenous character—the queerqueen. In a range of genres from conversational dialogue books to lifestyle television and animations, queerqueen styles are configured as crossing into popular media via the body of the authentically “queer male,” whose “authentic” speech is produced spontaneously without scripting. Editor ... More

Keywords: queerqueen, linguistic excess, mediatization, metapragmatic stereotype, enregisterment, language labor, editorial intervention, authenticity, gender, sexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190869618
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190869618.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claire Maree, author
Associate Professor & Reader at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne