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Mark McLelland


Mark McLelland is a sociologist and cultural historian of Japan specialising in the history of sexuality, gender theory and new media. His recent publications have focused on the postwar history of Japanese queer cultures and the development of the Internet in Japan, especially the use of the Internet and other new media by minority communities in Japan and throughout Asia. He is a founding member of the AsiaPacifiQueer research collective which organised the Genders, Sexualities & Rights: 1st International Conference of Asian Queer Studies in Bangkok in 2005. He is currently editing two new collections: Internationalizing Internet Studies with Dr Gerard Goggin of the University of Sydney, and Queer Voices from Japan with Katsuhiko Suganuma (UMelb) and James Welker (UIllinois), and working on a longterm book project tentatively entitled Tokyo: A Queer Cultural History.

Research Interests:

Minority gender and sexuality community history in postwar Japan; Japanese popular culture and new media; Internet history and communities; queer culture and theory.

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