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Tsurumi, Maia. "Gender Roles and Girls' Comics in Japan: The girls and guys of yūkan club." Japan Pop! Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture. Ed. Timothy J. Craig. Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 2000. 171–85. 
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Resource type: Book Article
Language: en: English
BibTeX citation key: Tsurumi2000
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Yukan Club", Children’s and young adults’ comics, Gender, Identity, Japan, Manga
Creators: Craig, Tsurumi
Publisher: M. E. Sharpe (Armonk)
Collection: Japan Pop! Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture
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This chapter introduces the world and characters of Yūkan Club, a popular girls' comic. Tsurumi focuses on the messages this manga sends its young Japanese readers about what makes a person male or female, strong or weak, liked or disliked. The result is a rare analysis that goes beyond common stereotypes and does justice to the complexity and subtlety of male-female issues and identities in Japan.
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