Gender, Modernity, and Eroticized Internationalism in Japan

  title={Gender, Modernity, and Eroticized Internationalism in Japan},
  author={K. Kelsky},
  journal={Cultural Anthropology},
  • K. Kelsky
  • Published 1999
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Anthropology
It is by now a commonplace that, in translocal contexts, modernities must increasingly be theorized in the plural as diverse global phenomena reflecting multiple local agendas. The traditional/modern binary that was once a central mobilizing trope of anthropology, in which modernity is viewed as a "robust and noxious weed whose spread chokes the delicate life" out of "authentic" local and traditional meanings (Pigg 1996:164), has been revealed as inadequate to explain ways that discourses of… Expand
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