This Companion is a comprehensive examination of the varied ways in which gender issues manifest throughout culture in Japan, using a range of international perspectives to examine private and public constructions of identity, as well as gender- and sexuality-inflected cultural production.
This Companion is a comprehensive examination of the varied ways in which gender issues manifest throughout culture in Japan, using a range of international perspectives to examine private and public constructions of identity, as well as gender- and sexuality-inflected cultural production. The Routledge Companion to Gender and Japanese Culture features both new work and updated accounts of classic scholarship, providing a go-to reference work for contemporary scholarship on gender in Japanese culture. The volume is interdisciplinary in scope, with chapters drawing from a range of perspectives, fields, and disciplines, including anthropology, art history, history, law, linguistics, literature, media and cultural studies, politics, and sociology. This reflects the fundamentally interdisciplinary nature of the dual focal points of this volume-gender and culture-and the ways in which these themes infuse a range of disciplines and subfields. In this volume, Jennifer Coates, Lucy Fraser, and Mark Pendleton have brought together an essential guide to experiences of gender in Japanese culture today-perfect for students, scholars, and anyone else interested in Japan, culture, gender studies, and beyond.
Table of Contents
Contents Introduction: Gender and Culture in Japan Today Jennifer Coates, Lucy Fraser, and Mark Pendleton Part I: Theorizing and Historicizing Gender and Japanese Culture 1. Gendering Modern Japanese History: An Historiographical Update Barbara Molony 2. Gender in Pre-Modern Japan Rajyashree Pandey 3. Debates in Japanese Feminisms Ayako Kano 4. Gender and Language Miyako Inoue 5. Masculinity Studies in Japan Emma E. Cook 6. Transgender, Non-binary Genders, and Intersex in Japan S. P. F. Dale 7. Gender and Ethnicity in Urban Japan Jamie Coates Part II: Home, Family, and the "Private Sphere" 8. Gender and the Koseki David Chapman 9. Attitudes to Marriage and Childbearing Ekaterina Hertog 10. Family, Inequality, and the Work-Family Balance in Contemporary Japan Aya Ezawa 11. Intimacy in and Beyond the Family Allison Alexy 12. Rural Gender Construction and Decline: Negotiating Risks Through Nostalgia Anna Vainio 13. Changing Folk Cultures of Pregnancy and Childbirth Manami Yasui, Translated by Lucy Fraser and Madelein Shimizu 14. Religion and Gender in Japan Yumi Murayama and Erica Baffelli Part III: Work, Politics, and The "Public Sphere" 15. Gender and the Law: Progress and Remaining Problems Stephanie Assmann 16. Gender and the Workplace Helen Macnaughtan 17. Sex Work Toru Takeoka 18. Gender, Labour, and Migration Helena Hof and Gracia Liu-Farrer 19. Women in Electoral Politics Emma Dalton 20. Demanding Publics: Women and Activism Chelsea Szendi Schieder 21. Lesbians and Queer Women in Japan Jane Wallace Part IV: Cultures of Play: Leisure, Music, and Performance 22. Gender and Musical Subcultures in Japan Rosemary Overell 23. Gender in Digital Technologies and Cultures Jennifer Coates and Laura Haapio-Kirk 24. Women and Physical Culture in Japanese History Keiko Ikeda 25. Myths of Masculinity in the Martial Arts Oleg Benesch 26. The Continuum of Male Beauty in Contemporary Japan Masafumi Monden 27. Performing Gender: Cosplay and Otaku Cultures and Spaces Emerald King Part V: Cultural Production: Literature, Cinema, and Popular Culture 28. Gender in Japanese Literature and Literary Studies Laura Clark and Lucy Fraser 29. Gender and Poetry Andrew Campana 30. Gender, Manga, and Anime Grace En-Yi Ting 31. Cuteness Studies and Japan Joshua Paul Dale 32. Gender and Visual Culture Gunhild Borggreen 33. Gender, Media, and Misogyny in Japan Sally McLaren 34. Representing Girls in Cinema Kate Taylor-Jones and Georgia Thomas-Parr 35. Gendered Desires: Pornography and Consumption Alexandra Hambleton Part VI: Texts and Contexts: Case Studies 36. Gendered High and Low Culture in Japan: The Transgressing Flesh in Kawabata's Dance Writing Fusako Innami 37. Genre and Gender: Romantic Friendships and the Homosocial Imperative in the Ninkyo (Chivalrous) Genre Film Isolde Standish 38. Girls with Arms and Girls as Arms in Anime: the Use of Girls for "Soft" Militarism Akiko Sugawa-Shimada 39. Beyond the "Parasite Single" Lynne Nakano 40. Japanese Gay Men's Experiences of Gender: Negotiating the Hetero System Thomas Baudinette