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James Valentine
(? - living) U.K.

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Academic, sociologist


Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Stirling. His principal areas of research include representations of lesbians and gays in the media (especially in Japan), names, euphemisms and terms of abuse in relation to sexuality, and marginalisation in terms of gender and sexuality. His most recent research visit to Japan, July 1996 - January 1997, was supported by a Japan Foundation Fellowship.


His publications include:

  • Skirting and Suiting Stereotypes: Representations of Marginalized Sexualities in Japan (in Theory, Culture and Society, August 1997)
  • Conformity, Calculation, and Culture (in Motivation and Culture, 1997)
  • Models of Performance: Space, Time and Social Organisation in Japanese Dance (in Interpreting Japanese Society, 1998)
  • Pots and Pans: Identification of Queer Japanese in Terms of Discrimination (in Queerly Phrased, 1998)
  • Naming the Other: Power, Politeness and the Inflation of Euphemisms (in Sociological Research Online, 1999)
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