Beyond Kawaii: Studying Japanese Femininities at Cambridge.
Brigitte Steger, Angelika Koch and Christopher Tso
with contributions by
Anna Ellis-Rees, Ellen Mann, Alexander Russell and Tianyi Vespera Xie
LIT Publisher, 30 June 2020:
Kawaii. The love of all things cute has become the dominant image of Japanese girls and women. Real Japanese women are, however, more complex. Some celebrate their uterus, others experiment with fashion and cross-dressing or embrace their chubbiness, many struggle with motherhood. And some may even return as vengeful ghosts.
This third collection of studies by young scholars from the University of Cambridge looks beyond the kawaii image and explores the diversity and complexity of being a Japanese woman in the new millennium.