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Men and Masculinities in Contemporary Japan by James E Roberson
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This book is the first comprehensive account of the changing role of men and the construction of masculinity in contemporary Japan. The book moves beyond the stereotype of the Japanese white-collar businessman to explore the diversity of identities and experiences that may be found among men in contemporary Japan, including those versions of masculinity which are marginalized and subversive. The book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of contemporary Japanese society and identity. This edited collection includes discussions about transgendering men, working class men, body aesthetics, transnational marriages, domestic violence, AIDS, representations of homosexuality, fatherhood and struggles for a masculine meaning in life beyond work within Japan. This is a significant contribution to our understanding of contemporary Japanese society and identity. It will be of interest to students and researchers of Anthropology, Sociology and Gender Studies as well as Japanese Studies.
Release date NZ
October 3rd, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
240
Dimensions
156x234x16
ISBN-13
9780415244466
Product ID
1681609

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