BAD GIRLS OF JAPAN. [New York]: Palgrave Macmillan, . Octavo, boards. First edition, hardcover issue. A collection of eleven essays with bibliography and index. "Are bad girls casualties of patriarchy, a necessary evil, or visionary pioneers? By tracing the concept of the bad girl in Japan as a product of specific cultural assumptions and historical settings, BAD GIRLS OF JAPAN maps new roads and old detours in revealing a disorderly politics of gender. The essays explore deviancy in richly diverse media. Mountain witches, murderers, performance artists, cartoonists, schoolgirls, and shoppers gone wild are all part of the terrain." -- from publisher's website. A fine copy. (#145068).
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