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    Dialectics of the Goddess in Japanese Audiovisual Culture, Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano (ed.) (2018) Lanham, MD: Lexington Books

    Centeno Martin, Marcos Pablo (2019) Dialectics of the Goddess in Japanese Audiovisual Culture, Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano (ed.) (2018) Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. [Book Review]

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    Abstract

    Dialectics of the Goddess in Japanese Audiovisual Culture presents a study of how female figures linked to the idea of Goddess have been represented by the Japanese screen industry. The originality of this work lies in proposing an analysis of the representation of renewed mythical female figures in the contemporary screen industry. Thus, contributors highlight the role of the media as a powerful machine for creating modern myths and demonstrate how Japan has produced a strong iconography of female deities and other pseudo-religious entities. The book assesses how these female figures, coming from the Japanese cultural tradition, have been transgressed, perverted and updated metaphorically or literally in media characters.

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    Item Type: Book Review
    Additional Information: The definitive, peer reviewed and edited version of this article is published at the link above.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Marcos Pablo Centeno Martin
    Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2021 09:20
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:51
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/45909

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