East Asian Men: Masculinity, Sexuality and Desire by Xiaodong Lin, Chris Haywood, Mairtin Mac an Ghaill

By Xiaodong Lin, Chris Haywood, Mairtin Mac an Ghaill

This booklet presents a clean and modern tackle the learn of fellows and masculinity. It highlights new and fascinating ways to sexuality, wish, males and masculinity in East Asian contexts, targeting the interconnections among them. In doing so, it re-examines the foremost strategies that underpin experiences of masculinity, comparable to homophobia, homosociality and heteronormativity. constructing new methods of pondering masculinity in neighborhood contexts, it fills an important lacuna in modern scholarship. This thought-provoking paintings will attract scholars and students of gender reports, cultural reviews and the broader social sciences. 

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In this regard the discourse of the salaryman could be considered to have been a powerfully entrenched, culturally privileged hegemonic discourse, along the lines suggested by Raewyn Connell (Connell 1995; also Connell and Messerschmidt 2005). Expressed another way, the salaryman came to signify the “archetypal citizen” of postwar Japan. This was despite an on-the-ground reality that, even at the height of Japan’s economic strength in the 1970s and 1980s, only a minority of the male workforce would have fallen within the strictest definitional parameters of the term—full-time, white-collar employees of private-sector organizations offering such benefits as a lifetime employment guarantee, and promotion and salary-scale linked to length of service, within an ideological framework of corporate paternalism.

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