Kusanagi's body: Gender and technology in mecha‐anime

  title={Kusanagi's body: Gender and technology in mecha‐anime},
  author={J. Schaub},
  journal={Asian Journal of Communication},
  pages={100 - 79}
  • J. Schaub
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Asian Journal of Communication
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