The Business of Leisure, the Leisure of Business: Rethinking Hegemonic Masculinity through Gendered Service in Tokyo Hostess Clubs

@article{Gagn2010TheBO,
  title={The Business of Leisure, the Leisure of Business: Rethinking Hegemonic Masculinity through Gendered Service in Tokyo Hostess Clubs},
  author={N. Gagn{\'e}},
  journal={Asian Anthropology},
  year={2010},
  volume={9},
  pages={29 - 55}
}
  • N. Gagné
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Asian Anthropology
Abstract The representation of salarymen as hegemonic masculinity still dominates discourse about masculinity and power in Japan despite 20 years of recession and neoliberal economic reforms. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in hostess clubs, where salarymen seemingly perpetuate hegemonic models of masculinity vis-à-vis female hostesses, this article reexamines the gender dynamics of these clubs. Hostess clubs are often thought of as places where women are objectified and rendered subservient to… Expand
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