Publication in Journal of International and Intercultural Communication

Departmental News

Posted: October 20, 2020

The Journal of International & Intercultural Communication has just published an article co-authored by our very own Dr. Shinsuke Eguchi and Mr. Keisuke Kimura:
"Racialized im/possibilities: Intersectional queer-of-color critique on Japaneseness in Netflix's Queer Eye: We're in Japan!"

This essay is concerned with how Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! reinserts U.S. exceptionalism while the Fab Five perform the makeovers of the four Japanese nominees (S1E1–S1E4). However, this essay also examines possibilities of Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! that transgress issues of gender, sexuality, and the body. The overall goal is to critique Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! that showcases im/possibilities of Japaneseness. 

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