Love in Modern Japan: Its Estrangement from Self, Sex and by Sonia Ryang

By Sonia Ryang

This compelling and arguable e-book locations the idea that of affection in either a social and ancient context. Taking an procedure during which country formation and vicissitude of strength are explicitly taken under consideration within the dialogue of intimacy and love, the writer demonstrates that love as idealization and love as sexuality needs to be saved analytically separate. Chapters comprise discussions on sexualized rituals and fertility fairs, the homicide case of Abe Sada, natural love in Miko and Mako’s tragedy and the Nineteen Nineties phenomenon of ‘enjokosai’ or aid-date. Combining ethnographic, theoretical and archival learn, this article will attract students of eastern anthropology, feminist anthropology and gender stories alike.

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