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Fan Pathology

Jennifer Robertson

in Takarazuka

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780520211506
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520920125 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520211506.003.0005
Fan Pathology

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This chapter traces the transformations in and discourses of fandom in modern Japan. Audiences and especially female fans of all-female revue theaters figured prominently in social critiques of modernity, and fandom was interpreted as a pathology of modernity. Male fans were not exempt from scrutiny. The chapter examines profiles of fans, fan etiquette, translations from fan magazines, and observations of Takarazuka fan clubs.

Keywords: modern Japan; fandom; female revue theaters; female fans; fan etiquette; Takarazuka fan clubs

Chapter.  12877 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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