Epub The Pink Samurai The Pursuit and Politics of Sex in Japan Reading
To the class in 1991 Fun without being judgemental andor oversimplifying the Japanese as weird and wacky Asians This book had a lot of things wrong with it in my opinion First and possibly the worst is that it is on the verge of becoming outdated Researched almost 20 years ago much of what Bornoff talks about is no longer accurate of current Japanese culture but that is always one of the problems of books on popular culture It now could be used as a historical reference but for several reason that I will go into belowThe next serious issue of the book is that the author seems to have no understanding of how to the author seems to have no understanding of how to sections and topic sentences I ve rarely read a book that rambles as much as this one did in both large and small scales For one on my version of the book paperback the subtitle is An erotic exploration of Japanese society which varies slightly from the hardback s Love marriage and sex in contemporary Japan Either way we ve got a pretty defined area of research here not to mention one with a lot of material and yet Bornoff can t eep himself from wandering all over the back story of completely unrelated Japanese history and cultural institutions One might think it is done to give a complete understanding of his topic when you can figure it out but rarely does it fulfill such a function Most of the time it came off as Bornoff showing off his nowledge whether it was needed or not And then there are the chapters and chapter sections neither of which are given to flow logically Bornoff hops from one semi andor un related topic to the next sometimes coming back around to what he started with sometimes finishing his thoughts in another section entirely I found it completely frustrating to read as if he were poorly cobbling together hundreds of smaller articlesIn addition to finding it disjointed there were also time when I found it offensive Bornoff claims that he s treating the topic of sex and eroticism nonjudgmentally but I don t think it holds to today s standards of neutrality Perhaps there is a language issue varying connotations to words between British and American English but to me terms such as harlot hooker whore and slut have loaded meanings that I would Elevision is brazenly risué by Western standards Censorship is perverse no pubic hair may be shown yet violent porno comics featuring gang rape and mutilation are openly read on the train Homosexuality has a long venerable history of tolerance but an ,
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Ot expect to see in a serious Work And Certainly Not Tossed Around Lightly and certainly not tossed around lightly way there are in this book Words
and turns of phrases for gays and lesbians were freuently little better and his entire treatmentturns of phrases for gays and lesbians were freuently little better and his entire treatment female pornography stars was slightly discomfiting to say the leastI ve tried not to become too much of an academic snob shunning the cultural exposes of journalists but in this particular instance I don t mind recommending people to steer clear If you want to read about sexuality in Japanese culture there are plenty of books written by people who have reasons to hold to a higher standard peer review tenure reputation and while they might not have as free wheeling a style they are by no means dry and dusty tomes As you well now Japan is male dominated society This book highlights the power of sex held by the women of Japan in contemporary Japanese society Giving various examples in Japanese society I read this book and used themes from it for my senior thesis which touched on female discrimination in Japan and how contemporary Japanese women rebel This book is a great read ever for those that don t have a thorough grasp or background in Japanese society You ll be amazed on some of the topics in this book The book provides a tour of some of the uirky aspects of love sex and marriage in modern Japan As such I found it thoroughly entertaining and engaging with plenty of LOL moments For this it easily warrants 3 stars I don t believe Nicholas Bornoff s intention was to write a serious scientific study for it to be read as such it would need to be thorough comprehensive eg unlike the chapter on Japan in Pamela Druckerman s Lust In Translation not all that much is written about what s happening for the salary men s wives but perhaps this would be at the expense of some of the entertainment value Worth reading I really enjoyed the HISTORICAL INFORMATION AND COMMENTARY OF THE FIRST 23 OF information and commentary of the first 23 of book8 6 2017 I think I should expand on this a little soAddendumThe last 13 or so of the book was rather too close to the action Where the brothel districts are what ind of services might be provided etc not enough history and detailed information on the subject than I cared about. Ffice worker gay or not will forgo promotion if he doesn1t marry These are just some of the paradoxes explored in this provocative book Written nearly a decade ago but still timely this is an eye opening examination of Japanese love marriage and erotici.