Publisher description for Bad girls of Japan / edited by Laura Miller and Jan Bardsley.


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Are bad girls casualties of patriarchy, a necessary evil, or visionary pioneers? By tracing the concept of the bad girl in Japan as a product of specific cultural assumptions and historical settings, Bad Girls of Japan maps new roads and old detours in revealing a disorderly politics of gender. The essays explore deviancy in richly diverse media. Mountain witches, murderers, performance artists, cartoonists, schoolgirls, and shoppers gone wild are all part of the terrain.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Women -- Japan -- Social conditions.
Sex role -- Japan.
Feminism -- Japan.
Women -- Psychology.