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Making Icons: Repetition and the Female Image in Japanese Cinema, 1945-1964

Jennifer Coates


A distinctive feature of post-war Japanese cinema is the frequent recurrence of imagistic and narrative tropes and formulaic characterizations in female representations. These repetitions are important, Jennifer Coates asserts, because sentiments and behaviours forbidden during the war and post-war social and political changes were often articulated by or through the female image. Moving across major character types, from mothers to daughters, and schoolteachers to streetwalkers, Making Icons studies the role of the media in shaping the attitudes of the general public. Japanese cinema after de ... More

Keywords: Japan, cinema, repetition, female, gender, iconography, post-war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9789888208999
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208999.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Coates, author
Kyoto University