Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan / Edition 1

Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan / Edition 1

by Anne Allison
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520219902

ISBN-13: 2900520219907

Pub. Date: 01/14/2000

Publisher: University of California Press

This provocative study of sexuality in contemporary Japan investigates elements of Japanese popular culture including erotic comic books, stories of mother-son incest, lunchboxes—or obentos—that mothers ritualistically prepare for schoolchildren, and children's cartoons. Anne Allison brings recent feminist psychoanalytic and Marxist theory to bear on

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This provocative study of sexuality in contemporary Japan investigates elements of Japanese popular culture including erotic comic books, stories of mother-son incest, lunchboxes—or obentos—that mothers ritualistically prepare for schoolchildren, and children's cartoons. Anne Allison brings recent feminist psychoanalytic and Marxist theory to bear on representations of sexuality, motherhood, and ger in these and other aspects of Japanese culture. Based on five years of fieldwork in a middle-class Tokyo neighborhood, this theoretically informed, accessible ethnographic study provides a provocative analysis of how sexuality, dominance, and desire are reproduced and enacted in late-capitalistic Japan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900520219907
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/14/2000
Edition description:
1ST UNIVER
Pages:
251

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