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Recreating Japanese Men, Paperback / softback Book

Recreating Japanese Men Paperback / softback

Edited by Sabine Fruhstuck, Anne Walthall

Part of the Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes series

Paperback / softback


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 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.


  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:360 pages, 16 b-w photographs, 3 tables
  • Publisher:University of California Press
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  • ISBN:9780520267381



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