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Ballet as liberation : dreams, desire and resistance among urban Japanese women

  title={Ballet as liberation : dreams, desire and resistance among urban Japanese women},
  author={Sayako Ono},
This thesis explores how ballet, a western performing art, provides middle-class women with a sense of fulfillment and an opportunity to escape hegemonic gender ideals in Japan. In everyday situations Japanese women are expected to dedicate their time and energy to others – husbands, parents, children and workplace superiors. I argue that indulging their own personal enjoyment is not encouraged by broader society, while in the post-bubble era the expression of neoliberal and globalised… Expand
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