“Boys Love Manga and Beyond, the first comprehensive analysis of the boys love phenomenon in Japan, traces narratives of beautiful boys and young men across a range of media and reading publics. While crafting a remarkably cohesive volume, the editors have also made room for lively disagreement among their writers, opening questions that will no doubt inspire vigorous debate inside and outside the classroom. Drawing from diverse disciplinary homes, the authors unite in their attention to historical context, analytical precision, and close readings of diverse boys love texts. Boys Love Manga and Beyond exemplifies the best of cultural criticism, keenly aware of the politics and pleasure of fantasy. An indispensable book for all interested in contemporary Japanese popular culture.”
―Jan Bardsley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
About the Author
Kazumi Nagaike, Oita, Japan, is associate professor in the Center for International Education and Research at Oita University.
Katsuhiko Suganuma, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, is a lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania.
James Welker, Yokohama, Japan, is associate professor of cross-cultural studies at Kanagawa University.