9780415469104

Perversion and Modern Japan: Psychoanalysis, Literature, Culture

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415469104

  • ISBN10:

    0415469104

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-29
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Perversion in Modern Japan is the first book to focus on the psychoanalytic approach to the study of modern Japan. Using a wide range of psychoanalytic approaches the contributors to this book have brought together chapters on everything from the Ajase complex to underpants, from fascist modernism in literature to internet-based suicide pacts.

Author Biography

Nina Cornyetz is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at New York University, USA. J. Keith Vincent is Assistant Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature at Boston University, USA.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. ix
Notes on contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Japan as screen-memory: psychoanalysis and history
Speculations of murderp. 22
Ghostly dreams, poisonous frogs and the case of Yokoi Sh&obar;ichi
Japan's lost decade and its two recoveriesp. 39
On Sawaragi Noi, Japanese Neo-pop and anti-war activism
The corporeal principles of the national polityp. 61
The rhetoric of the body of the nation, or the state as memory-apparatus
Pelluses/phanip. 102
The multiplication, displacement and appropriations of the phallus
Penisular cartographyp. 125
Topology in Nakagami Kenji's Kish&ubar;
Two ways to play fort-dap. 147
In Yoshino with Tanizaki and Freud
The double scission of Mishima Yukiop. 164
Limits and anxieties in the autofictional machine
Navigating the inner seap. 185
Utsumi Bunz&obar;'s affects in Ukigumo
In the fleshp. 203
The historical unconscious of Ishikawa Jun's Fugen
Sexuality and narrative in S&obar;seki's Kokorop. 222
"At last, I was able to read Sensei's letter from beginning to end"
Exhausted by their battles with the worldp. 242
Neurasthenia and civilization critique in early twentieth-century Japan
Freud, Lacan and Japanp. 261
Packaging desiresp. 273
The unmentionables of Japanese film
Referencesp. 308
Indexp. 329
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