Geisha Essay - amongst those who lack the ability to...

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Today, many Asian, or Asian American, women receive education from prestigious institutions, succeed in the business world, and even support their children and husbands. Their contemporary roles and supremacy in society frequently contradict cultural stereotypes that misleadingly reinforce notions of Asian women as submissive sexual objects. Portraying different representations of women, Utamaro, Taraoka, and Tsuchitani utilize images of Geishas to disprove this offensive, naive generalization, specifically within Western societies and
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Unformatted text preview: amongst those who lack the ability to distinguish between a Geisha and a prostitute. Given that these visual representations not only shape public perception of Asian women, but also impact on individual subjective experiences, peoples minds are easily morphed to believing what society claims to be true. Visual images of the Geisha reveal the diversity of the Asian women population, hence effectively invalidating and censuring the ignorant judgements that pervade the society with deception and prejudice....
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2009 for the course HISTORY 35 taught by Professor Levine,g during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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