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Erotic grotesque nonsense : the mass culture of Japanese modern times

Author: Miriam Rom Silverberg
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
Series: Asia Pacific modern.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This history of Japanese mass culture during the decades before Pearl Harbor argues that the new gestures, relationship, and humor of ero guro nansensu (erotic grotesque nonsense) expressed a self-consciously modern ethos that challenged state ideology and expansionism. Miriam Silverberg uses sources such as movie magazines, ethnographies of the homeless, and the most famous photographs from this era to capture the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam Rom Silverberg
ISBN: 0520222733 9780520222731 9780520260085 0520260082
OCLC Number: 71126790
Notes: "A Philip E. Lilienthal book in Asian studies"--Jacket.
Description: xviii, 369, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Japanese modern times --
Japanese modern within modernity --
Japanese modern sites --
The modern girl as militant (movement on the streets) --
The café waitress sang the blues --
Friends of the movies (from Ero to empire) --
The household becomes modern life --
Asakusa--honky-tonk tempo --
Asakusa eroticism --
Down-and-out grotesquerie --
Modern nonsense.
Series Title: Asia Pacific modern.
Responsibility: Miriam Silverberg.
Local System Bib Number:
ocm71126790

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Presents the history of Japanese mass culture during the decades preceding Pearl Harbor. This work argues that the new gestures, relationship, and humor of ero-guro-nansensu (erotic grotesque  Read more...
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"Leaves the reader longing to know more, and regretting that the author is no longer here to help us satisfy that wish." Japanese Studies "This is a book not just for Japan specialists, but for Read more...

 
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