The Resource Lovesick Japan : sex, marriage, romance, law, Mark D. West., (ebook)

Lovesick Japan : sex, marriage, romance, law, Mark D. West., (ebook)

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Lovesick Japan : sex, marriage, romance, law
Title
Lovesick Japan
Title remainder
sex, marriage, romance, law
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Mark D. West.
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Language
eng
Summary
In Lovesick Japan, Mark D. West explores an official vision of love, sex, and marriage in contemporary Japan. A comprehensive body of evidence-2,700 court opinions-describes a society characterized by a presupposed absence of physical and emotional intimacy, affection, and personal connections. In compelling, poignant, and sometimes horrifying court cases, West finds that Japanese judges frequently opine on whether a person is in love, what other emotions a person is feeling, and whether those emotions are appropriate for the situation. Sometimes judges' views about love, sex, and marriage emerge from their presentation of the facts of cases. Among the recurring elements are abortions forced by men, compensated dating, late-life divorces, and termination fees to end affairs, sexless couples, Valentine's Day heartbreak, "soapland" bath-brothels, and home-wrecking hostesses. Sometimes the judges' analysis, decisions, and commentary are as revealing as the facts. Sex in the cases is a choice among private "normal" sex, which is male-dominated, conservative, dispassionate, or nonexistent; commercial sex, which caters to every fetish but is said to lead to rape, murder, and general social depravity; and a hybrid of the two, which commodifies private sexual relationships. Marriage is contractual; judges express the ideal of love in marriage and proclaim its importance, but virtually no one in the court cases achieves it. Love usually appears as a tragic, overwhelming emotion associated with jealousy, suffering, heartache, and death
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1968-
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West, Mark D.
Dewey number
306.810952
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Sex customs
  • Love
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Electronic books
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
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Lovesick Japan : sex, marriage, romance, law, Mark D. West., (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780801461507
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT12428191
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remote
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MWT12428191
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Lovesick Japan : sex, marriage, romance, law, Mark D. West., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780801461507
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12428191
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12428191
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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