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The Resource Takarazuka : sexual politics and popular culture in modern Japan, Jennifer Robertson

Takarazuka : sexual politics and popular culture in modern Japan, Jennifer Robertson

Label
Takarazuka : sexual politics and popular culture in modern Japan
Title
Takarazuka
Title remainder
sexual politics and popular culture in modern Japan
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Robertson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The all-female Takarazuka Revue is world-famous today for its rococo musical productions, including gender-bending love stories, torridly romantic liaisons in foreign settings, and fanatically devoted fans. But that is only a small part of its complicated and complicit performance history. In this sophisticated and historically grounded analysis, anthropologist Jennifer Robertson draws from over a decade of fieldwork and archival research to explore how the Revue illuminates discourses of sexual politics, nationalism, imperialism, and popular culture in twentieth-century Japan. The Revue was founded in 1913 as a novel counterpart to the all-male Kabuki theater. Tracing the contradictory meanings of Takarazuka productions over time, with special attention to the World War II period, Robertson illuminates the intricate web of relationships among managers, directors, actors, fans, and social critics, whose clashes and compromises textured the theater and the wider society in colorful and complex ways
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
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Robertson, Jennifer
Dewey number
306/.0952
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN635.J2
LC item number
R62 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Takarazuka Kagekidan
  • Ethnology
  • Theater
  • Musicals
  • Popular culture
  • Sex role
  • Social structure
  • Japan
  • Androgynie
  • Populaire cultuur
  • Volkskultur
  • Sexualität
  • Musical
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Japan
  • Théâtre
  • Culture populaire
  • Revues (music-hall)
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • Japon
Label
Takarazuka : sexual politics and popular culture in modern Japan, Jennifer Robertson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37731668
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 278 pages
Isbn
9780520211513
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97038671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37731668
Label
Takarazuka : sexual politics and popular culture in modern Japan, Jennifer Robertson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37731668
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 278 pages
Isbn
9780520211513
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97038671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37731668

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