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dc.contributor.authorOverell, Rosemary
dc.date.available2018-10-02T01:18:40Z
dc.date.copyright2018-06-18
dc.identifier.citationOverell, R. (2018). Queer will: Hikkomorias willful subjects. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, (19 (2)), 206–219. doi:10.1080/14649373.2018.1463069en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/8378
dc.description.abstractThis article considers hikikomori as willful subjects. The hikikomori are a portion of the Japanese population who withdraw into their homes. These are mostly young people (between the ages of 15 and 35) and mostly young men. The focus of this article is how hikikomori constitute a challenge to dominant national imaginaries of Japan as a “corporate-family system.” This article analyses popular media and psychiatric representations of hikikomori, particularly from Saitô’s work as exemplifying Ahmed’s notion of “willful subjects.” It is argued that the hikikomori’s apparent willfulness produces them as Queer subjects who are out of place and pace with the dominant heteronormative, masculinist culture of contemporary Japan.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherTaylor Francisen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofInter-Asia Cultural Studiesen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14649373.2018.1463069en_NZ
dc.subjectjapan, queer theory, gender studies, media theoryen_NZ
dc.titleQueer will: Hikkomorias willful subjectsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2018-10-01T22:50:53Z
otago.schoolMedia, Film and Communicationen_NZ
otago.relation.issue19 (2)en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14649373.2018.1463069en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage219en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage206en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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