Japanese Man - IV. Popular Culture and the Arts, Crisis in...

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IV. Popular Culture and the Arts, Crisis in Japanese Masculinity I. Masculine Ideals Samurai a. Japanese father- the property holder head of the household b. Samurai became the soldier, absolute loyalty to the state(loyalty to the lord) c. Bushido- Courage, loyalty, respect, honor sincerity, benevolence, righteousness, Rule thouse below you but you are kind to them, are loyal to those above you, self sacrifice. Not attached to anything so you are ready to sacrifice yourself to your ruler d. After war, military discredited, this cannot be the “ideal man” e. Women in Japan become girlfriends or prostitutes of American G.I.’s, no longer with Japanese men who cannot provide support. f. Samurai still a role model, used in films a lot in the past, metaphorically, not a realistic role model. g. Japanese father becomes servant to family, new American style father that takes part in his family as an equal. Legally became equal to his wife through constitution.
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2009 for the course GE CLUST 25A taught by Professor Jung-kim/dutton/huters during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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