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Author Silverberg, Miriam Rom, 1951-2008.

Title Erotic grotesque nonsense : the mass culture of Japanese modern times / Miriam Silverberg.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.0952 Si39e 2006    ---  Available
Description xviii, 369 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Asia Pacific modern ; 1
Note "A Philip E. Lilienthal book in Asian studies"--Jacket.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-343) and index.
Contents Japanese modern times -- Japanese modern within modernity -- Japanese modern sites -- The modern girl as militant (movement on the streets) -- The cafe 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.
Summary "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 spirit, textures, and language of a time when the media reached all classes, connecting the rural social order to urban mores. Employing the concept of montage as a metaphor that informed the organization of Japanese mass culture during the 1920s and 1930s, Silverberg challenges the erasure of Japanese colonialism and its legacies."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Popular culture -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Japan -- Civilization -- 1912-1926.
Japan -- Civilization -- 1926-1945.
Added Title Erotic nonsense : the mass culture of Japanese modern times
ISBN 0520222733 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520222731 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard No. YDXCP 2388812
AU@ 000041764686

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