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Perceptions of Boys' Love manga among gay men in Japan
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Japanese.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Created largely for, and by, young girls and women, 'BL' (Boys' Love) is a popular genre of

comic books and novels originating from Japan that depicts young men having romantic and sexual

relations with one another.

This essay discusses how BL literature is perceived by Japanese gay- and bisexual men, who

are not the target audience of the genre. A quantitive survey and a series of interviews have been

cunducted, and my research aims to present an overview of their perceptions of BL literature while

connecting and comparing the results to previous debate and controversy surrounding the genre.

The data has been collected from 40 participants who responded to the questionnaire and 3

interviewees, and presents a variety opinions on BL expressed by gay and bisexual men in Japan.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [en]
BL, yaoi, homosexuality, survey, questionnaire, interview, manga
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-25163OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-25163DiVA: diva2:1108417
Available from: 2017-06-12 Created: 2017-06-12

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