Sites of attractiveness: Japanese women and westernized representations of feminine beauty

  title={Sites of attractiveness: Japanese women and westernized representations of feminine beauty},
  author={Fabienne Darling-Wolf},
  journal={Critical Studies in Media Communication},
  pages={325 - 345}
Ever since Japan's entry into global geopolitics, scholars have identified Japanese popular cultural texts as a terrain on which this country's complex relationship to the West is negotiated. Few studies, however, have adequately addressed how such texts—and Western influence in general—might be experienced differently by different groups and/or strata of Japanese society. Inspired by the work of postcolonial feminist scholars who argue that gender, race, class, and cultural identity must be… 


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