Gender Gymnastics

Gender Gymnastics

by Leonie Stickland


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781876843519
Publisher: Trans Pacific Press
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Series: Japanese Society Series
Pages: 281
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Plates viii

Acknowledgements ix

Notes on names and translations x

Introduction 1

1 The Takarazuka Revue, 1913-2007 17

2 Joining Takarazuka: Motivation and Others' Reactions 51

3 Negotiating the 'Narrow Gate' to the Music School 85

4 Performing Gender on and off Stage 111

5 Pleasures and Permutations of Takarazuka Fandom 137

6 Life after Takarazuka 176

Conclusion 205

Notes 215

Appendix Survey Questionnaire 226

Bibliography 230

Interview informants 268

Index 270

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