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By Tomoko Aoyama, Barbara Hartley

Publish yr note: First released in 2009

Girl analyzing Girl presents the 1st evaluation of the cultural importance of ladies and interpreting in smooth and modern Japan with emphasis at the tactics concerned whilst women examine different girls.

The assortment examines the studying practices of genuine lifestyles ladies from differing social backgrounds in the course of the 20th century whereas a few chapters additionally contemplate how fictional ladies learn cognizance is given to the varied cultural representations of the woman, or shojo, who're the items of the interpreting wants of Japan's actual lifestyles and fictional women.

These representations seem in numerous genres, together with prose fiction, equivalent to Yoshiya Nobuko's Flower tales and Takemoto Nobara's Kamikaze ladies, and manga, equivalent to Yoshida Akimi's The Cherry Orchard. This quantity provides the paintings of pioneering girls students within the box of lady experiences together with translations of a ground-breaking essay through Honda Masuko on examining ladies and Kawasaki Kenko's reaction to prejudicial masculine opinions of best-selling novelist, Yoshimoto Banana.

Other issues diversity from the reception of Anne of eco-friendly Gables in Japan to women who write and browse male homoerotic narratives.

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Or perhaps any girl would react like this. The second movement: a study of girls’ culture Boys’ fiction versus girls’ fiction Between about 1925 and 1940 there was a huge growth in the popularity of fiction for boys and girls. The former was associated with the magazine Sho-nen kurabu (Boys’ Club). Its representative writers included Sato- Ko-roku, Yoshikawa Eiji, and Osaragi Jiro-. The emergence of writing for girls centered around the Sho-jo no tomo (Girls’ Friend) magazine and Yoshiya Nobuko.

This point is immediately evident in Kazumi Nagaike’s discussion in Chapter 7 of the male homosexual fantasies enjoyed by the young women protagonists of Matsuura Rieko’s The Reverse Version. In developing her argument, Nagaike draws on both Japanese scholarship and more global discourses such as feminist psychoanalysis to investigate how, by identifying with fantasies featuring boys and men engaged in same-sex erotic encounters, girl and women readers are able to reclaim sexual identities erased by social practice.

What did our enclosure protect? Girls today guard their paradise known as the girls’ comic. What flowers bloom therein? Once I became an adult, it became clear to me that labels such as “vulgar, sentimental, lacking social awareness, stylistically superficial, and having the The genealogy of hirahira 37 immature taste of a girl” had been used to condemn the garden of my youth. Accordingly, I pushed this garden into the darkness of the past. It seems that girls today are subject to the same negative scrutiny.

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