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The Resource Making icons : repetition and the female image in Japanese cinema, 1945-1964, Jennifer Coates, (electronic resource)

Making icons : repetition and the female image in Japanese cinema, 1945-1964, Jennifer Coates, (electronic resource)

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Making icons : repetition and the female image in Japanese cinema, 1945-1964
Title
Making icons
Title remainder
repetition and the female image in Japanese cinema, 1945-1964
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Jennifer Coates
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Language
eng
Summary
  • One distinctive feature of post-war Japanese cinema is the frequent recurrence of imagistic and narrative tropes and formulaic characterizations in female representations. These repetitions are important, Jennifer Coates asserts, because sentiments and behaviors forbidden during the war and post-war social and political changes were often articulated by or through the female image. Moving across major character types, from mothers to daughters, and schoolteachers to streetwalkers, Making Icons studies the role of the media in shaping the attitudes of the general public. Japanese cinema after the defeat is shown to be an important ground where social experiences were explored, reworked, and eventually accepted or rejected by the audience emotionally invested in these repetitive materials. An examination of 600 films produced and distributed between 1945 and 1964, as well as numerous Japanese-language sources, forms the basis of this rigorous study. Making Icons draws on an art-historical iconographic analysis to explain how viewers derive meanings from images during this peak period of film production and attendance in Japan
  • One distinctive feature of post-war Japanese cinema is the frequent recurrence of imagistic and narrative tropes and formulaic characterizations in female representations. These repetitions are important, Jennifer Coates asserts, because sentiments and behaviors forbidden during the war and post-war social and political changes were often articulated by or through the female image. Moving across major character types, from mothers to daughters, and schoolteachers to streetwalkers, Making Icons studies the role of the media in shaping the attitudes of the general public. Japanese cinema after the defeat is shown to be an important ground where social experiences were explored, reworked, and eventually accepted or rejected by the audience emotionally invested in these repetitive materials. An examination of 600 films produced and distributed between 1945 and 1964, as well as numerous Japanese-language sources, forms the basis of this rigorous study. Making Icons draws on an art-historical iconographic analysis to explain how viewers derive meanings from images during this peak period of film production and attendance in Japan
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Coates, Jennifer
LC call number
PN1993.5.J3
LC item number
C636 2016
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  • Project Muse
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  • Women in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
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Making icons : repetition and the female image in Japanese cinema, 1945-1964, Jennifer Coates, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes filmography (pages [207]-214), bibliographical references (pages [215]-227) and index
Contents
  • Introduction -- 1. Post-war stars and the Japanese studio system -- 2. The suffering mother trope -- 3. Post-war housewives and the tsuma-mono -- 4. Schoolgirls and bourgeois daughters -- 5. Women in the public sphere -- 6. Theorizing excess and the abject -- 7. Bodies of excess -- Conclusion
  • Introduction -- 1. Post-war stars and the Japanese studio system -- 2. The suffering mother trope -- 3. Post-war housewives and the tsuma-mono -- 4. Schoolgirls and bourgeois daughters -- 5. Women in the public sphere -- 6. Theorizing excess and the abject -- 7. Bodies of excess -- Conclusion
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OCM1bookssj0001775772
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unknown
Isbn
9789888208999
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(print)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001775772
Label
Making icons : repetition and the female image in Japanese cinema, 1945-1964, Jennifer Coates, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes filmography (pages [207]-214), bibliographical references (pages [215]-227) and index
Contents
  • Introduction -- 1. Post-war stars and the Japanese studio system -- 2. The suffering mother trope -- 3. Post-war housewives and the tsuma-mono -- 4. Schoolgirls and bourgeois daughters -- 5. Women in the public sphere -- 6. Theorizing excess and the abject -- 7. Bodies of excess -- Conclusion
  • Introduction -- 1. Post-war stars and the Japanese studio system -- 2. The suffering mother trope -- 3. Post-war housewives and the tsuma-mono -- 4. Schoolgirls and bourgeois daughters -- 5. Women in the public sphere -- 6. Theorizing excess and the abject -- 7. Bodies of excess -- Conclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001775772
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9789888208999
Isbn Type
(print)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001775772

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