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Recreating Japanese Men
     

Recreating Japanese Men

by Sabine Fruhstuck
 

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ISBN-10: 0520267389

ISBN-13: 2900520267380

Pub. Date: 10/04/2011

Publisher: University of California Press

The essays in this groundbreaking book explore the meanings of manhood in Japan from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries. Recreating Japanese Men examines a broad range of attitudes regarding properly masculine pursuits and modes of behavior. It charts breakdowns in traditional and conventional societal roles and the resulting crises of masculinity

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The essays in this groundbreaking book explore the meanings of manhood in Japan from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries. Recreating Japanese Men examines a broad range of attitudes regarding properly masculine pursuits and modes of behavior. It charts breakdowns in traditional and conventional societal roles and the resulting crises of masculinity. Contributors address key questions about Japanese manhood at a variety of different sites ranging from icons such as the samurai to marginal men including hermaphrodites, robots, techno-geeks, rock climbers, shop clerks, soldiers, shoguns, and more.
In addition to bringing historical evidence to bear on definitions of masculinity, contributors provide fresh analyses on the ways contemporary modes and styles of masculinity have affected Japanese men's sense of gender as authentic and stable.
In its reconstruction and interrogation of male figures, manhoods, and masculinities, Recreating Japanese Men reaches across conventional scholarly boundaries to offer an interdisciplinary tour de force.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900520267380
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360

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