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The Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture, Raechel Dumas

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The Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture
Title
The Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture
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Raechel Dumas
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the monstrous-feminine in Japanese popular culture, produced from the late years of the 1980s through to the new millennium. Raechel Dumas examines the role of female monsters in selected works of fiction, manga, film, and video games, offering a trans-genre, trans-media analysis of this enduring trope. The book focuses on several iterations of the monstrous-feminine in contemporary Japan: the self-replicating shōjo in horror, monstrous mothers in science fiction, female ghosts and suburban hauntings in cinema, female monsters and public violence in survival horror games, and the rebellious female body in mytho-fiction. Situating the titles examined here amid discourses of crisis that have materialized in contemporary Japan, Dumas illuminates the ambivalent pleasure of the monstrous-feminine as a trope that both articulates anxieties centered on shifting configurations of subjectivity and nationhood, and elaborates novel possibilities for identity negotiation and social formation in a period marked by dramatic change."--
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Dumas, Raechel
Dewey number
305.420952
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1762
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
East Asian popular culture
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  • Women in popular culture
  • Japan
Label
The Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture, Raechel Dumas
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; 1 Open Wounds: Situating the Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japan; Open Wounds; Theorizing Female Monsters; The Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture; References; 2 The Girls That Never End: The Infinite Seduction of Tomie and Ring; Simulacratic Girls; Monstrous Self-Propagation and Technologies of Reproduction in Tomie; Haunting Repetitions: Ring and the Monstrous-Feminine Screen; References; 3 Xenogenesis: Monstrous Mothers and Evolutionary Horrors in Contemporary Japanese Science Fiction
  • Science Fiction and Sexual DifferenceWomb Horror: Reproductive Anxieties and Evolutionary Terrors in Parasite Eve; Specters of Trauma: Haunting Visions and Monstrous Becoming in Queen of K'n-Yan; References; 4 Faces of Horror, Dances of Death: Female Revenants and Suburban Hauntings in New Millennial Japanese Horror Films; Precarious Visions; Gaping Wounds: Monstrous Maternity and the Face of Precarity in The Slit-Mouthed Woman; Unruly Bodies, Spectral Screams: Monstrous Female Corporeality in Ju-On; References
  • 5 Corrupted Innocence, Sacred Violence, and Gynoid Becomings: The Monstrous-Feminine on the Gaming SceneViolent Eruptions; In the Name of the Father: Cult Anxiety and Monstrous Maternity in Silent Hill; Female Defilement and Bloody Environments in Fatal Frame and Siren; Machinic Violence, Becoming-Gynoid; References; 6 Disobedient Bodies, Monstrous Affinities: Reframing Female Defilement in Natsuo Kirino's The Goddess Chronicle; Reproductive Politics and Narratives of Rebellion; Defiled Bodies, Deviant Desires; Into the Matrix: Womb-Tomb-Home; Specters of a Becoming Japan; References
  • 7 The End?References; Index
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1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319924656
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1038796521
  • (OCoLC)1038796521
Label
The Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture, Raechel Dumas
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; 1 Open Wounds: Situating the Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japan; Open Wounds; Theorizing Female Monsters; The Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture; References; 2 The Girls That Never End: The Infinite Seduction of Tomie and Ring; Simulacratic Girls; Monstrous Self-Propagation and Technologies of Reproduction in Tomie; Haunting Repetitions: Ring and the Monstrous-Feminine Screen; References; 3 Xenogenesis: Monstrous Mothers and Evolutionary Horrors in Contemporary Japanese Science Fiction
  • Science Fiction and Sexual DifferenceWomb Horror: Reproductive Anxieties and Evolutionary Terrors in Parasite Eve; Specters of Trauma: Haunting Visions and Monstrous Becoming in Queen of K'n-Yan; References; 4 Faces of Horror, Dances of Death: Female Revenants and Suburban Hauntings in New Millennial Japanese Horror Films; Precarious Visions; Gaping Wounds: Monstrous Maternity and the Face of Precarity in The Slit-Mouthed Woman; Unruly Bodies, Spectral Screams: Monstrous Female Corporeality in Ju-On; References
  • 5 Corrupted Innocence, Sacred Violence, and Gynoid Becomings: The Monstrous-Feminine on the Gaming SceneViolent Eruptions; In the Name of the Father: Cult Anxiety and Monstrous Maternity in Silent Hill; Female Defilement and Bloody Environments in Fatal Frame and Siren; Machinic Violence, Becoming-Gynoid; References; 6 Disobedient Bodies, Monstrous Affinities: Reframing Female Defilement in Natsuo Kirino's The Goddess Chronicle; Reproductive Politics and Narratives of Rebellion; Defiled Bodies, Deviant Desires; Into the Matrix: Womb-Tomb-Home; Specters of a Becoming Japan; References
  • 7 The End?References; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319924656
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1038796521
  • (OCoLC)1038796521

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