Book Announcement: Beyond Kawaii: Studying Japanese Feminities at Cambridge

Beyond Kawaii: Studying Japanese Feminities at Cambridge

Edited by Brigitte Steger, Angelika Koch, Christopher Tso

Kawaii. The love of all things cute has become the dominant image of Japanese girls and women. Real Japanese women are, however, more complex. Some celebrate their uterus, others experiment with fashion and cross- dressing or embrace their chubbiness, and many struggle with motherhood. Some may even return as vengeful ghosts. This third collection of studies by young scholars from the University of Cambridge looks beyond the kawaii image and explores the diversity and complexity of being a Japanese woman in the new millennium.

For more information: https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Kawaii-Feminities-Cambridge-Japanologie/dp/3643912862

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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