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Seeing Stars

Sports Celebrity, Identity, and Body Culture in Modern Japan

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674056107

Publication Date: 02/07/2011

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352 pages

6 x 9 inches

37 halftones

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  • List of Figures
  • Author’s Note
  • Introduction: Sports Celebrity in Japan: A Transnational History
  • 1. Saving Sumo: Re-Presenting the National Sport
  • 2. The Making of a Self-Made Star: Celebrity Images and the Emergence of a Sports-Star Paradigm
  • 3. “So, Your Daughter Is a Sportsman”: Gender Anxiety and Nationalism in the Golden Age of Sports
  • 4. “Japan’s Number One” Goes to War: Baseball, Militarization, and Memory
  • 5. Becoming the Kanmuriwashi: Ethnicity, Narrativity, and “Spectacular Difference”
  • Epilogue: So How Tall Is Ichiro?
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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