Marta Fanasca, FtM crossdresser escorts in contemporary Japan

novità editoriale - luglio 2019

 

Marta Fanasca, FtM crossdresser escorts in contemporary Japan: an embodied and sensorial ethnography, Asian Anthropology, vol.18(3), 2019, DOI: 10.1080/1683478X.2019.1632543

This article explores my ethnographic fieldwork on FtM crossdresser (dansō) escorts in Japan, taking into account the role played by the body, affects, and emotions, also analyzing their relationship with materiality and the surrounding environment. I highlight crossdressers’ and customers’ management of spaces and human interactions as or towards displaced bodies. To conclude, I investigate the body as a way to interact with spaces and individuals from the standpoint of “affective correspondence”.

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