„Wschód będzie tym wszystkim, czym Zachód nie jest” –
o japońskich wolnościach i zniewoleniach z perspektywy queer

Paulina Szkudlarek



This paper is an attempt to overview life strategies of those people in Japan, whose experiences have fallen outside the scheme of heteronormative roles. The modes of resistance to hegemonic notions are analysed in their historical context, including the origins and popularity gaining, however the main point is to reveal the withdrawal of hegemony of numerous outdated social norms. The analysis of selected examples is done engaging with Japanese gender theories as well as western queer approach.


Keywords: Japan; queer studies; gender studies