Friday, June 12, 2015

Girl Reading Girl in Japan

Girl Reading Girl in Japan
By:"Tomoko Aoyama","Barbara Hartley"
Published on 2010 by Routledge

Girl Reading Girl provides the first overview of the cultural significance of girls and reading in modern and contemporary Japan with emphasis on the processes involved when girls read about other girls. The collection examines the reading practices of real life girls from differing social backgrounds throughout the twentieth century while a number of chapters also consider how fictional girls read attention is given to the diverse cultural representations of the girl, or shôjo, who are the objects of the reading desires of Japanâe(tm)s real life and fictional girls. These representations appear in various genres, including prose fiction, such as Yoshiya Nobukoâe(tm)s Flower Stories and Takemoto Nobaraâe(tm)s Kamikaze Girls, and manga, such as Yoshida Akimiâe(tm)s The Cherry Orchard. This volume presents the work of pioneering women scholars in the field of girl studies including translations of a ground-breaking essay by Honda Masuko on reading girls and Kawasaki Kenkoâe(tm)s response to prejudicial masculine critiques of best-selling novelist, Yoshimoto Banana. Other topics range from the reception of Anne of Green Gables in Japan to girls who write and read male homoerotic narratives.

This Book was ranked 16 by Google Books for keyword girl.


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