The genealogy of the "girl" critic reading girl

Aoyama, Tomoko (2010). The genealogy of the "girl" critic reading girl. In Tomoko Aoyama and Barbara Hartley (Ed.), Girl reading girl in Japan (pp. 38-49) London and New York: Routledge (Taylor & Francis).

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Author Aoyama, Tomoko
Title of chapter The genealogy of the "girl" critic reading girl
Title of book Girl reading girl in Japan
Place of Publication London and New York
Publisher Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Year available 2009
ISBN 0203869060
Editor Tomoko Aoyama
Barbara Hartley
Chapter number 2
Start page 38
End page 49
Total pages 12
Total chapters 13
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subjects 950203 Languages and Literature
200518 Literature in Japanese
200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Abstract/Summary 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 Japan’s real life and fictional girls. These representations appear in various genres, including prose fiction, such as Yoshiya Nobuko’s Flower Stories and Takemoto Nobara’s Kamikaze Girls, and manga, such as Yoshida Akimi’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 Kenko’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.
Keyword Japan
Gender studies
Reading experience
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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