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100 1  Spies, Alwyn 
245 10 Studying shojo manga:  Global education, narratives of 
       self and the pathologization of the feminine (Japan) 
300    463 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 64-
       12, Section: A, page: 4471 
500    Adviser:  Sharalyn Orbaugh 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of British Columbia 
       (Canada), 2003 
520    This dissertation takes an interdisciplinary Cultural 
       Studies approach to the study of shojo manga, or Japanese 
       comics for girls and young women. Audience research is 
       combined with textual analysis in order to explore roles 
       for Japanese Studies in a global context. Building on the 
       large body of Western academic writing on romance 
       narratives and popular culture for girls (Radway 1984, 
       McRobbie 1994, Ang 1996, Driscoll 2002) original 
       ethnographic interviews with shojo manga readers are 
       linked to close readings of major works by three key 
       artists whose manga are marketed to female readers in 
       Japan---Yoshida Akimi, Haruno Nanae, and Okazaki Kyoko 
520    Various layers of "narratives of self" are identified 
       within the shojo manga texts as well as within the 
       ethnographic accounts in the dissertation and academic 
       writing about shojo manga in general. Personal narratives 
       are utilized to illustrate how the author's own academic 
       writing (and this dissertation) form yet another layer of 
       self-narrative. Connections are then made between these 
       layers and the pathologization of the feminine; the manner
       in which feminist academics often construct a mature, 
       active or independent identity in opposition to the silly 
       complicit or passive girls clearly parallels the manner in
       which "the West" constructs its identity in opposition to 
       a feminized "Orient". This then leads to the conclusion 
       that studies of shojo manga and Japanese popular culture 
       could be used for anti-racist and anti-sexist education---
       a key component of education for global citizenship 
590    School code: 2500 
590    DDC 
650  4 Literature, Asian 
690    0305 
710 20 The University of British Columbia (Canada) 
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