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Author Robertson, Jennifer, 1953-
Title Takarazuka : sexual politics and popular culture in modern Japan / Jennifer Robertson.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 1998.

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Author Robertson, Jennifer, 1953-
Subject Takarazuka Kagekidan.
Ethnology -- Japan.
Theater -- Japan.
Musicals -- Japan.
Popular culture -- Japan.
Sex role -- Japan.
Social structure -- Japan.
Japan -- Social life and customs.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 278 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-264) and index.
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. In this book the author explores how the Revue illuminates discourses of sexual politics, nationalism, imperialism, and popular culture in twentieth-century Japan.
Contents 1. Ambivalence and Popular Culture -- 2. Staging Androgyny -- 3. Performing Empire -- 4. Fan Pathology -- 5. Writing Fans.
Note Print version record.
Awards Ruth Benedict Prize (won), 1998
ISBN 9780520920125 (electronic bk.)
0520920120 (electronic bk.)
058505343X (electronic bk.)
9780585053431 (electronic bk.)
9780520211506 (alk. paper)
0520211502 (alk. paper)
9780520211513 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520211510 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520211502
0520211510
ISBN/ISSN 9780520211506
OCLC # 42636443
Additional Format Print version: Robertson, Jennifer Ellen. Takarazuka. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1998 0520211502 (DLC) 97038671 (OCoLC)37731668
Table of Contents
 List of Illustrations 
 Preface 
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction1
1Ambivalence and Popular Culture25
2Staging Androgyny47
3Performing Empire89
4Fan Pathology139
5Writing Fans177
 Epilogue209
 Notes217
 Bibliography237
 Index265


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