LGBT Diversity and the Queering of Tokyo

Seminar/Forum

LGBT Diversity and the Queering of Tokyo

Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room
Sidney Myer Asia Centre

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T: 9035 4108

cmaree@unimelb.edu.au

What does it mean when a city claims to promote diversity? Who qualify as legitimate members of a 'diverse' community, and whose lives become even less 'tolerated'? Starting with an overview of the history of sexual/spatial politics in which sexual minorities have (ab)used the public space, this lecture will examine the current politics of LGBT diversity in pre-Olympic Tokyo.

Presenter

  • Professor Akiko Shimizu
    Professor Akiko Shimizu, University of Tokyo