Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Problems Of Communication, Identity, And Gendered Social Construction In Contemporary Japanese Cinema: The Look And The Voice

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses the issue of gender as a factor in identity formation, and suggests that in the context of Japanese cinema, 'gender' is often understood as a device to maintain the privilege of masculin-ist hegemony. It is not about gender in Japan but rather about the presentation of gender and its relationship to identity-possible or impossible-based on cinema's reflection or critique of social norms. In order to demonstrate that Japanese filmmakers are often complicit in an implicit denial of female freedom in identity formation, the author structures the chapter around an example from a female director?Kawase Naomi?and focuses on her film, Sharasojyu (Shara, 2003). Sharasojyu as a film presents a very interesting use of ?voice?? that is, while one of the principle issues which the author explores in the chapter is the limitation of women?s ability to speak, to formulate a ?message? independently.

Keywords: gendered social construction; Japanese cinema; Kawase Naomi; Sharasojyu



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Crisis of Identity in Contemporary Japanese Film — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation