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Title Manners and mischief : gender, power, and etiquette in Japan / edited by Jan Bardsley and Laura Miller

Publ Info Berkeley : University of California Press, [2011]
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Descript xiv, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-268) and index
Contents Genji guides, or minding Murasaki / Linda H. Chance -- Box-lunch etiquette : conduct guides and Kabuki onnagata / Maki Isaka -- The perfect woman : Geisha, etiquette, and the world of Japanese traditional arts / Kelly M. Foreman -- Mortification, mockery, and dissembling : Western adventures in Japanese etiquette / Gavin James Campbell -- A dinner party is not a revolution : space, gender, and hierarchy in Meiji Japan / Sally A. Hastings -- The oyaji gets a makeover : guides for Japanese salarymen in the new millennium / Jan Bardsley -- The dignified woman who loves to be "lovable" / Hiroko Hirakawa -- Making and marketing mothers : guides to pregnancy in modern Japan / Amanda C. Seaman -- When manners are not enough : the newspaper advice column and the "etiquette" of cultural ideology in contemporary Japan / Janet S. Shibamoto-Smith -- A community of manners : advice columns in lesbian and gay magazines in Japan / Hideko Abe -- Behavior that offends : comics and other images of incivility / Laura Miller
Note "Offering a concise, entertaining snapshot of Japanese society, Manners and Mischief examines etiquette guides, advice literature, and other such instruction for behavior from the early modern period to the present day and discovers how manners do in fact make the nation. Eleven accessibly written essays consider a spectrum of cases, from the geisha party to gay bar cool, executive grooming, and good manners for subway travel. Together, they show that etiquette is much more than fussy rules for behavior. In fact the idiom of manners, packaged in conduct literature, reveals much about gender and class difference, notions of national identity, the dynamics of subversion and conformity, and more. This richly detailed work reveals how manners give meaning to everyday life and extraordinary occasions, and how they can illuminate larger social and cultural transformations."--Publisher's description
LC subject Etiquette -- Japan
Sex role -- Japan
Power (Social sciences) -- Japan
Japan -- Social life and customs
Add Author Bardsley, Jan
Miller, Laura, 1953-
ISBN 9780520267831 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0520267834 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780520267848 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0520267842 (pbk. : alk. paper)