I Want to Learn How to Think Beyond Academic Disciplines
Vol.10 2011.12.21 IINO Yuriko
On the Ambiguity of Stories Narrating <Us> -- The Politics of Memory and Documents
In this lecture, using minicomi (small magazines with limited circulation) published in Japan in the late 1970's, I will talk about:
1) What kinds of subject were established as "lesbians" in those magazines;
2) in the process, what kinds of "lesbians" were included in the collectivity of <Us> and what kids of "lesbians" were excluded as "external" to <Us>;
3) and what the above-mentioned points suggest to the contemporary politics of memory and documents.
It is my hope that through this lecture, we will further our thinking about the ambiguity of "<Our> Story" narrated by socially and culturally marginalized peoples in representing their collectivity.
- IINO Yuriko
- Adjunct member of the Faculty at Tokyo University's Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (Adjunct Assistant Professor). She graduated from Sociology Department at Washington State University (summa cum laude). She received her Ph.D (Comparative Culture). at Josai International University's Graduate School of Humanities with a major in Comparative Culture (Comparative Gender Studies). Her main field of research is Gender/Sexuality Studies. She is the author of a book The Stories of <Us> Lesbians (Seikatsu-shoin, 2008).
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