Consuming bodies : sex and contemporary Japanese art (Book, 2002) []
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Consuming bodies : sex and contemporary Japanese art

Consuming bodies : sex and contemporary Japanese art

Author: Fran Lloyd
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2002. ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In this book the analyses of the imagery of sex and consumerism move far beyond the gallery and into the public and private spaces of the city and the nation, worlds where the complex network of relationships powered by gender, class, race and commerce are directly encountered in both the fast-changing consumer market-place and the dominating ideologies within Japanese society. This is a society in which  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fran Lloyd
ISBN: 1861891474 9781861891471
OCLC Number: 50271138
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Sex and consumerism in Edo Japan / Timon Screech --
Sex and consumerism : the Japanese state of the arts / Nicholas Bornoff --
Strategic interventions in contemporary Japanese art / Fran Lloyd --
'Made in occupied Japan' --
performance / BuBu and Yoshiko Shimada --
Post-identity Kawaii : commerce, gender and contemporary Japanese art / Yuko Hasegawa --
The place of marginal positionality : legacies of Japanese anti-modernity / Midori Matsui --
Tokyo's urban and sexual transformations : performance art and digital cultures / Stephen Barber --
Afterword : Japanese pop culture and the eradication of history / Yoshiko Shimada.
Responsibility: edited by Fran Lloyd.


Explores the themes of sex and consumerism in Japanese art and how they connect with the wider historical, social and political conditions in Japanese culture. This title examines the contradictions  Read more...


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