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Erotic grotesque nonsense

Miriam Rom Silverberg

Erotic grotesque nonsense

the mass culture of Japanese modern times

by Miriam Rom Silverberg

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley, CA .
Written in English


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StatementMiriam Silverberg.
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LC ClassificationsDS
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 369 p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of Pages369
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22757346M
ISBN 109780520222731

  Dower’s chapter “Cultures of Defeat” (especially its sections on “Kasutori Culture” and the “Decadence and Authenticity”) was especially interesting in its discussions of postwar pulp magazines, the sexualization of literature, and the re-emergence of “erotic grotesque nonsense” as a mode of storytelling.   The only reason why I move so slow through Miriam Silverberg’s Erotic Grotesque Nonsense - The Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times is the book’s singular flaw (solely in terms of affecting my reading speed, that is) which is also its greatest asset: the endnotes. Virtually every paragraph will turn you to the back of the book. And things are not any different Author: Collin Rusneac.

  In about the year , the Japanese press began using the phrase eroguronansensu—adapted from the English words “erotic grotesque nonsense”—to refer to a kaleidoscopic assembly of new elements in popular Silverberg's fascinating book begins and ends as a meditation on the three words in the phrase and on how, as she argues, Author: Kim Brandt. ern Nonsense," that Silverberg turns to the "erotic, grotesque nonsense" of her book's title. The first chapter is a description of Asakusa as a montage in motion, defined by class distinction and new mass-based entertainment along with class-based .

Ero guro nansensu, “erotic grotesque nonsense” in Japlish, was the mass media catchphrase for the new mass culture in Tokyo that emerged in the years after the devastating earthquake. It is also an apt characterization of today’s mass-mediated popular culture and its agents.   The manga legend works in the tradition of ero-guru – ‘erotic grotesque nonsense’ filling his world with bizarre female villains preying on .


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About the Book. This history of Japanese mass culture during the decades preceding Pearl Harbor argues that the new gestures, relationship, and humor of ero-guro-nansensu (erotic grotesque nonsense) expressed a self-consciously modern ethos that challenged state ideology and expansionism.

Miriam Silverberg uses sources such as movie. Book Description: This history of Japanese mass culture during the decades preceding Pearl Harbor argues that the new gestures, relationship, and humor ofero-guro-nansensu(erotic grotesque nonsense) expressed a self-consciously modern ethos that challenged state ideology and Silverberg uses sources such as movie magazines, ethnographies.

Erotic Grotesque Nonsense: The Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times A Philip E. Lilienthal book Volume 1 of Asia Pacific Modern Philip E. Lilienthal Asian studies: Author: Miriam Silverberg: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: University of California Press, ISBN:Length: pages: Subjects5/5(1). Utilizing a montage of media, texts, sites, and scholarship, Silverberg leads the reader into the terrain of the 'erotic grotesque nonsense' in a work that is as scintillating as it is theoretically important."—Anne Allison, author of Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination"Unlike other scholars who merely view ero-guro.

Ero guro (エログロ) is an artistic genre that puts its focus on eroticism, sexual corruption, and decadence. As a term, it is used to denote something that is both erotic and grotesque. The term itself is an example of wasei-eigo, a Japanese combination of English words or abbreviated words: ero from "ero(tic)", guro from "gro(tesque)", and nansensu from "nonsense".

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Miriam Silverberg uses sources such as movie magazines, ethnographies of the homeless, Author: Miriam Silverberg. Although this picture book, which features images of art deco furniture and of such household items as "noritake art deco," does capture one aspect of the material culture of the era, what most often characterized the writings on the modern in Japan during the era of erotic grotesque nonsense was the emphasis on the mores shaping material Price: $ Read this book on Questia.

This history of Japanese mass culture during the decades preceding Pearl Harbor argues that the new gestures, relationship, and humor of ero-guro-nansensu (erotic grotesque nonsense) expressed a self-consciously modern ethos that challenged state ideology and expansionism.

Miriam Silverberg uses sources such as movie magazines, ethnographies. Reading Miriam Silverberg’s book on “erotic, grotesque, nonsense,” a popular catchphrase for Japanese urban mass culture of the late s and early s, brings you into a seductive world of popular magazines, ethnographic commentary, social surveys, novels, and movies that depicted the popular culture of everyday life in the entertainment districts of Tokyo Author: Collin Rusneac.

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