Monthly Archives: March 2012

Yaoi, Amazon, and Sex

Yaoi, Amazon, and Sex

Yesterday, Digital Manga Publishing announced that its publications have been suspended from the Kindle publishing platform for violation of Kindle’s prohibition against “Pornography and hard-core material that depicts graphic sexual acts,” according to DMP, presumably a result of DMP’s yaoi manga. (A warning that this was coming was first released via tweet on Feb. 22.)…

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The Persistence of Ukiyo

The Persistence of Ukiyo

Un des premiers objets de la discipline, c’est de fixer; elle est un procédé d’anti-nomadisme. One of the first objects of a discipline is to fix. It is a product of anti-nomadism. —Michel Foucault, Surveiller et punir, p. 254 Arriving at Edo by boat on the Sumida River, on his way to the kabuki, the…

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