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Young Men and Masculinities in Japanese Media

(Un-) Conscious Hegemony

Authors: Saladin, Ronald

  • Investigates Japanese men's magazines and how they discursively renegotiate norms of Japanese masculinity
  • Considers how gender is re-constructed in media discourses and how this is connected to socioeconomic developments of Japan
  • Provides a new insight into a segment of the Japanese media market that has received little scholarly attention
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This book provides an in-depth investigation of two Japanese men's magazines, ChokiChoki and Men's egg, analysed as representative examples of the genre of Japanese lifestyle magazines for young men. Employing both qualitative and quantitative content analysis, focusing on topics ranging from everyday life activities up to partnerships and sexuality, it examines how these magazines discursively renegotiate norms of Japanese masculinity. By scrutinizing the way these magazines convey ideas of gendered behavior within different contexts, the book demonstrates how Japanese lifestyle magazines discursively create new ideas of gender and masculinities in particular. It argues that hegemonic gender norms of Japan's society are both altered and reconstructed at the same time and that while altering parts of the gendered habitus in order to adjust to changing social circumstances and perceptions of gender, magazines (un)consciously reproduce core values of the hegemonic gender regime and thus revalidate them as legitimate. A key read for scholars and students of contemporary Japan, Japanese studies, gender studies, and anyone interested in Japanese popular culture and media, this book provides new insights into a segment of the Japanese media market that has received little scholarly attention.

About the authors

Ronald Saladin is Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Trier, Germany. He has taught courses and conducted research on gender, media, and popular culture of Japan at the Universities of Trier, Cologne, and Vienna. He was also a Senior Research Fellow at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) in Tokyo.

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 17, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9821-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: January 17, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9820-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Young Men and Masculinities in Japanese Media
Book Subtitle
(Un-) Conscious Hegemony
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9821-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9821-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-9820-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 264
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations
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