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Language Learning, Gender and Desire : Japanese Women on the Move, Paperback / softback Book

Language Learning, Gender and Desire : Japanese Women on the Move Paperback / softback

Part of the Critical Language and Literacy Studies series

Paperback / softback

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For many Japanese women, the English language has never been just another school subject.

For them, English is the tool of identity transformation and the means of obtaining what they passionately desire - mobility, the West and its masculinity.

Language Learning, Gender and Desire explores Japanese women's passion for learning English and how they negotiate identity and desire in the terrain of racial, sexual and linguistic politics.

Drawing on ethnographic data and popular media texts, the book offers new insights into the multidirectionality of desire and power in the context of second language learning.

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