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Mazohizumu no mon: Masochistic and Sadistic Representations of Women in Japanese Exploitation Films and Reidissu komikku

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King, E, Mazohizumu no mon: Masochistic and Sadistic Representations of Women in Japanese Exploitation Films and Reidissu komikku, Image & Narrative, 12, (1) pp. 19-31. ISSN 1780-678X (2011) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

This article explores the representation of women in imagery through a juxtaposition of Japanese exploitation films (such as Suzuki Seijun’s 1964 Nikutai no Mon) with modern day ‘ladies comics.' Both mediums share similar imagery and stylistic concepts but have a markedly different target audience/consumer base; most (s)exploitation films were/are made with a male audience in mind, while ladies comics are, as the name suggests, manufactured solely for a female audience. In particular, I am interested in the use of masochistic constructs and the ways in which the use of this imagery differ when the target audience is male as opposed to female.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural Studies
Research Field:Asian Cultural Studies
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
UTAS Author:King, E (Miss Emerald King)
ID Code:69844
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Asian Languages and Studies
Deposited On:2011-05-23
Last Modified:2012-05-31
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