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Shojo Across Media

Shojo Across Media

Exploring "Girl" Practices in Contemporary Japan
East Asian Popular Culture

von: Jaqueline Berndt, Kazumi Nagaike, Fusami Ogi

99,99 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 24.02.2019
ISBN/EAN: 9783030014858
Sprache: englisch

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Since the 2000s, the Japanese word sh?jo has gained global currency, accompanying the transcultural spread of other popular Japanese media such as manga and anime. The term refers to both a character type specifically, as well as commercial genres marketed to female audiences more generally. Through its diverse chapters this edited collection introduces the two main currents of sh?jo research: on the one hand, historical investigations of Japan’s modern girl culture and its representations, informed by Japanese-studies and gender-studies concerns; on the other hand, explorations of the transcultural performativity of sh?jo as a crafted concept and affect-prone code, shaped by media studies, genre theory, and fan-culture research.

While acknowledging that sh?jo has mediated multiple discourses throughout the twentieth century—discourses on Japan and its modernity, consumption and consumerism, non-hegemonic gender, and also technology—this volume shifts the focus to sh?jo mediations, stretching from media by and for actual girls, to sh?jo as media. As a result, the Japan-derived concept, while still situated, begins to offer possibilities for broader conceptualizations of girlness within the contemporary global digital mediascape.
Part I: Sh?jo Manga

1. Romance of the Taish? School Girl in Sh?jo Manga: Here Comes Miss Modern (Alisa Freedman)

2. Redefining Sh?jo and Sh?nen Manga through Language Patterns (Giancarla Unser-Schutz)

3. Sh?jo Manga Beyond Sh?jo Manga: The “Female Mode of Address” in Kabukumon (Olga Antononoka)

Part II: Sh?jo beyond Manga

4. Practicing Sh?jo in Japanese New Media and Cyberculture: Analyses of the Cell Phone Novel and Dream Novel (Kazumi Nagaike and Raymond Langley)

5. The Sh?jo in the R?jo: Enchi Fumiko’s Representation of the R?jo Who Refused to Grow Old (Sohyun Chun)

6. Mediating Otome in the Discourse of War Memory: Complexity of Memory-Making through Postwar Japanese War Films (Kaori Yoshida)

7. Sh?jo in Anime: Beyond the Object of Men’s Desire(Akiko Sugawa-Shimada)

Part III: Sh?jo Performances

8. A Dream Dress for Girls: Milk, Fashion and Sh?jo Identity (Masafumi Monden)

9. Sakura ga meijiru—Unlocking the Sh?jo Wardrobe: Cosplay, Manga, 2.5D Space(Emerald L. King)

10. Multilayered Performers: The Takarazuka Musical Revue as Media (Sonoko Azuma, Translated by Raymond Langley and Nick Hall)

11. Sounds and Sighs: “Voice Porn” for Women (Minori Ishida, Translated by Nick Hall)

Part IV: Sh?jo Fans

12. From Sh?jo to Bangya(ru): Women and Visual Kei (Adrienne Johnson)

13. Sh?jo Fantasies of Inhabiting Cool Japan: Reimagining Fukuoka Through Sh?jo and Otome Ideals with Cosplay Tourism(Craig Norris)

14. Seeking an Alternative: “Male” Sh?jo Fans since the 1970s (Patrick W. Galbraith)
Jaqueline Berndt is Professor of Japanese Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden. She has been involved in the formation of academic Manga Studies in Japan since the early 2000s. Her research interest in manga has been shaped primarily by Art, Media, and Exhibition Studies.

Kazumi Nagaike is Professor of Japanese Culture at Oita University, Japan. She is widely known for her English-language publications on Japan-derived male-male erotic narratives created by and for women, particularly boys’ love manga and literary cross-dressing fantasies.

Fusami Ogi is Professor of English at Chikushi Jogakuen University, Japan. She has made her mark beyond Japan, with publications covering the pioneering women artists who have been remembered in manga history as the Magnificent 49ers. For many years, she headed the publicly funded Women’s MANGA Research Project, which gave rise to this volume.
Revisits sh?jo/sh?jo-ness in its fundamentally mediatic constitution

Illuminates the recent conceptual shift of sh?jo from social representation to code and performative practice

Presents cross-media investigations focused on gendered genres, character types and characterizations as well as fan-cultural mediations

Edited by Japan-based pioneers of manga studies and sh?jo research

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