Pink Samurai: The Pursuit and Politics of Sex in Japan

Bornoff, Nicholas

Verlag: GraftonBooks, 1991
ISBN 10: 0246134534 / ISBN 13: 9780246134530
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Inhaltsangabe: A history of Japanese sexual mores and a survey of modern Japanese love, marriage and family life. The author explores the subject starting with creation myths and ending with present-day love hotels, soap ladies, porn videos and sex shows. He discusses the Japanese attitude to bringing up children, marriage, work and alcohol. What emerges is a race refeshingly guilt-free about sex, but at the same time mother-fixated, voyeuristic, obsessed with the female genitalia and whose national pastime is peering beneath skirts.

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To the western mind, the Japanese attitude to sex is at once bizarrely strictured yet refreshingly frank. In a land where marriages can still be arranged and a woman's place is most definitely in the home, Love Hotels are dotted around the landscape and late-night TV is brazenly pornographic. Censorship is perverse: no pubic hair (and that includes armpits) can be shown but violent porno-comics where young women are gang-raped or mutilated are read openly on the train. Homosexuality has a long, venerable history of tolerance, but an office worker ? gay or not ? will forego promotion if he doesn't marry.

These are the paradoxes typical to Japan. In this outstanding examination of modern life in the world's greatest economic power, Nicholas Bornoff takes us on a fascinating tour through the pleasures and pains of Japanese love, marriage and family life.

"Bornoff possesses a gift as a reporter...His depiction of bars and love-hotels, mobile brothels, of the cutting edge of dildo technology, of female wrestlers and golfing geishas and 'Soap land' is animated and amused"
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Titel: Pink Samurai: The Pursuit and Politics of ...
Verlag: GraftonBooks
Erscheinungsdatum: 1991
Einband: hardcover
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Verlag: Grafton, London (1992)
ISBN 10: 0586205764 ISBN 13: 9780586205761
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Buchbeschreibung Grafton, London, 1992. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Paperback in good condition. Some wear to the edges and corners of the cover. Faint creases to the front upper leading corner. Tiny abarasion on the rear lower spine edge. The spine has creases along the face. Page block is a little tanned. The contents are sound and clear. CM. Used. Artikel-Nr. 457367

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