Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thesis Defended

Fall 2017

Document Type

Thesis

Type of Thesis

Departmental Honors

Department

Japanese

First Advisor

Janice Brown

Second Advisor

Katherine Alexander

Third Advisor

Levente Szentkirályi

Abstract

In this thesis, I provide a descriptive analysis of the similarities and differences that are unique to the concept of drag and female impersonation in the Japan and the United States. This comparison between Japan and the United States is meant to allow for one to potentially gain a better understanding, and respect, for the similarities and differences and the ways that different social, cultural, and political influences shape the contemporary evolution in both countries.