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Recreating Japanese Men

Sabine Fruhstuck


The chapters in this book explore the meanings of manhood in Japan from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century. The book examines a broad range of attitudes regarding properly masculine pursuits and modes of behavior. It charts breakdowns in traditional and conventional societal roles and the resulting crises of masculinity. Contributors address key questions about Japanese manhood ranging from icons such as the samurai to marginal men including hermaphrodites, robots, techno-geeks, rock climbers, shop clerks, soldiers, shoguns, and more. In addition to bringing historical evidence to bea ... More

Keywords: Japan, Japanese men, masculinity, societal roles, Japanese manhood, samurai, hermaphrodites, robots, shoguns, gender

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780520267374
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520267374.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sabine Fruhstuck, editor

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Sabine Frühstück, and Anne Walthall

Part I Legacies of the Samurai

1 Do Guns Have Gender?

Anne Walthall

2 Name and Honor

Luke Roberts

4 After Heroism

Sabine Frühstück

Part II Marginal Men

5 Perpetual Dependency

Sakurai Yuki, and Anne Walthall

6 Losing the Union Man

Christopher Gerteis

Part III Bodies and Boundaries

9 Collective Maturation

Nagano Hiroko, and Anne Walthall

10 Climbing Walls

Wolfram Manzenreiter

11 Not Suitable as a Man?

Teresa A. Algoso

12 Love Revolution

Ian Condry

13 Gendering Robots

Jennifer Robertson