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Sex and the floating world : erotic images in Japan, 1700-1820

Author: Timon Screech
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sex and the Floating World offers and entirely new assessment of the genre of Japanese paintings and prints known as shunga. Shunga prints are unusual in that they are overtly about sex. The author takes us into the strange world of sexual fantasy in Edo-period Japan, investigating the tensions in class and gender experienced by those who made - and made use of - shunga."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timon Screech
ISBN: 082482203X 9780824822033 0824822048 9780824822040
OCLC Number: 40632395
Description: 319 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Erotic images, pornography, shunga and their use. --
Time and place in Edo erotic images. --
Bodies, boundaries, pictures. --
Symbols in shunga. --
The scopic regimes of shunga. --
Sex and the outside world.
Responsibility: Timon Screech.

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An assessment of the genre of Japanese paintings and prints known as shunga. The text situates these erotic images within the contexts of sexuality, gender and power and re-establishes shunga in  Read more...

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