This one I did not catch on my yokodar. Came out 4 years ago. GREAT cover image.
PostGender: Gender, Sexuality and Performativity in Japanese Culture
PostGender: Gender, Sexuality and Performativity in Japanese Culture Editor: Ayelet Zohar
Date Of Publication: Jul 2009
Postgender: Gender, Sexuality and Performativity in Japanese Culture is a collection of articles by leading researchers in the fields of gender studies, visual culture and performance studies in Japan. Articles in this volume discuss fundamental issues in relation to the body, sexuality, gender, and their respective representations in the visual field. The volume contains texts considering gender and temporality in Takashi Murakami’s superflat dimension; gender issues in relation to male pregnancy, motherhood and the family as represented in Hiroko Okada, Mako Idemitsu, Miwako Ishiuchi and Yasumasa Morimura’s works; sexual identity of the otaku, and sexual representations in manga and anime; sexual organ depictions in the contemporary Japanese art and photography of Yayoi Kusama, Ryudai Takano, Yurie Nagashima, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Makoto Saito’s advertisements; literary representations of hermaphrodites in Tokuda Shusei’s Arakure and fictional genders in Kachikujin Yapû; the history of prostitution and Bubu de la Madeliene and Yoshiko Shimada’s performance art; a Buddhist reading of Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece; gender passing and masquerade in Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata’s Butoh; and gender issues in Duras / Rennais’ Hiroshima mon amour. The contributors include leading researchers and curators such as Jennifer Robertson, Michiko Kasahara, Tamaki Saito, Maki Isaka, Bracha Ettinger and others.
Ayelet Zohar curated the exhibition PostGender: Gender, Sexuality and Performativity in Contemporary Japanese Art, Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa, Israel (2005). She is currently a post-doctoral fellow in Japanese Studies, Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University (20072009).