Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Book - 1998
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"The all-female Takarazuka Revue, founded in 1913 as a novel counterpart to the all-male Kabuki theater, is world-famous today for its rococo musical productions, including gender-bending love stories, torridly romantic liaisons in foreign settings, and fanatically devoted fans. Drawing on over a decade of fieldwork and archival research, Jennifer Robertson explores how the Revue illuminates sexual politics, nationalism, imperialism, modernity, and popular culture in twentieth-century Japan. By situating the Revue within its social, historical, and cultural contexts, she challenges both stereotypes of "the Japanese" and Eurocentric assumptions about gender performance and sexuality."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1998
ISBN: 0520211510 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780520211513 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0520211502 (alk. paper)
9780520211506 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 306.0952 ROB
Characteristics: xvi, 278 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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