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dc.contributor.advisorAnderson, Audwin
dc.contributor.authorOakes, Amy Lyn ( Orcid Icon 0000-0003-4285-0479 )
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-31T14:27:27Z
dc.date.available2020-07-31T14:27:27Z
dc.date.issued2020-08
dc.identifier.citationOakes, A. L. (2020). Idols and Otokoyaku: The influences of gender and politics on fans of Japanese performing arts (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/12260
dc.description.abstractAKB48 and the Takarazuka Revue are two Japanese performing arts groups with all-female casts that have been widely promoted in Japanese popular culture both domestically and abroad. Because both the Takarazuka Revue and AKB48 have been used at points to promote Japanese nationalism and conservatism and because of the extensive research regarding gender performance, production, and consumption found within each groups’ performances and audiences, I examined the political and social impact of these groups: specifically in relation to the role of women, feminism, and gender equality in Japan. I conducted an online survey of 114 fans and non-fans of the Takarazuka Revue and AKB48 to determine if and how the association with conservative and nationalist politics impacts the way audiences of Japanese popular culture view gender relations and equality in Japan. Generally speaking, audiences did seem to be somewhat influenced by the political associations of these groups, but they were most strongly impacted socially. Collectively speaking, fans most disagreed with feminist and equality initiatives not associated with conservative politics, but most disagreed with conservative and nationalist rhetoric overall. However, even amongst fans there is a gendered divide wherein male fans most disagreed with feminist and equality initiatives not associated with conservative politics, but female fans most agreed.
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dc.format.extent116 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectJapan
dc.subjectJapanese
dc.subjectAKB48
dc.subjectTakarazuka Revue
dc.subjectGender relations
dc.subjectGender studies
dc.subjectLDP
dc.subjectPerforming arts
dc.subjectNationalism
dc.subjectSoft power
dc.subjectPopular culture
dc.titleIdols and Otokoyaku: The Influences of Gender and Politics on Fans of Japanese Performing Arts
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberYuan, Lijun
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSiegenthaler, Peter
thesis.degree.departmentCenter for International Studies
thesis.degree.disciplineInternational Studies
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
txstate.departmentInternational Studies


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