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Schoolgirls, money and rebellion in Japan, Sharon Kinsella

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Schoolgirls, money and rebellion in Japan
Title
Schoolgirls, money and rebellion in Japan
Statement of responsibility
Sharon Kinsella
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Japanese society in the 1990s and 2000s produced a range of complicated material about sexualized schoolgirls, and few topics have caught the imagination of western observers so powerfully. While young Japanese girls had previously been portrayed as demure and obedient, in training to become the obedient wife and prudent mother, in recent years less than demure young women have become central to urban mythology and the content of culture. The cultic fascination with the figure of a deviant schoolgirl, which has some of its earliest roots in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, likewise re-emerged and proliferated in fascinating and timely ways in the 1990s and 2000s. Through exploring the history and politics underlying the cult of girls in contemporary Japanese media and culture, this book presents a striking picture of contemporary Japanese society from the 1990s to the start of the 2010s. At its core is an in-depth case study of the media delight and panic surrounding delinquent prostitute schoolgirls. Sharon Kinsella traces this social panic back to male anxieties relating to gender equality and female emancipation in Japan. In each chapter the book reveals the conflicted, nostalgic, pornographic, and at times distinctly racialized manner, in which largely male sentiments about this transformation of gender relations have been expressed. The book simultaneously explores the stylistic and flamboyant manner in which young women have reacted to the weight of an obsessive and accusatory male media gaze. Covering the often controversial subjects of compensated dating (enjo kosai), the role of porn and lifestyle magazines, the historical sources and politicized social meanings of the schoolgirl, and the racialization of fashionable girls, Schoolgirls, Money and Rebellion in Japan will be invaluable to students and scholars of Japanese culture and society, sociology, anthropology, gender and women's studies
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1969-
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Kinsella, Sharon
Dewey number
305.230820952
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Schoolgirls
  • Clothing and dress
  • Japan
Label
Schoolgirls, money and rebellion in Japan, Sharon Kinsella
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: the age of the girl -- Gathering and interpreting the statistical evidence -- Compensated dating as a Salaryman subculture -- Kogyaru chic and dressing up as a delinquent -- The surveillance of financial deviancy -- Girls as a race -- Ganguro, Yamanba, and transracial style -- Minstelized girls -- Schoolgirl revolt in male cultural imagination -- Problems compensating women
Control code
ocn868980492
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134488414
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868980492
Label
Schoolgirls, money and rebellion in Japan, Sharon Kinsella
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: the age of the girl -- Gathering and interpreting the statistical evidence -- Compensated dating as a Salaryman subculture -- Kogyaru chic and dressing up as a delinquent -- The surveillance of financial deviancy -- Girls as a race -- Ganguro, Yamanba, and transracial style -- Minstelized girls -- Schoolgirl revolt in male cultural imagination -- Problems compensating women
Control code
ocn868980492
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134488414
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868980492

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