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              Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History
               

              Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Miller, Laura; Copeland, Rebecca

              • RRP: $66.99
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              <![CDATA[Diva Nation explores the constructed nature of female iconicity in Japan. From ancient goddesses and queens to modern singers and writers, this edited volume critically reconsiders the female icon, tracing how she has been offered up for emulation, debate or censure. The... research in this book culminates from curiosity over the insistent presence of Japanese female figures who have refused to sit quietly on the sidelines of history. The contributors move beyond archival portraits to consider historically and culturally informed diva imagery and diva lore. The diva is ripe for expansion, fantasy, eroticization, and playful reinvention, while simultaneously presenting a challenge to patriarchal culture. Diva Nation asks how the diva disrupts or bolsters ideas about nationhood, morality, and aesthetics. ]]>
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              ISBN 9780520297739
              Released NZ 15 May 2018
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Manners and Mischief: Gender, Power, and Etiquette in Japan

              Manners and Mischief: Gender, Power, and Etiquette in Japan (Hardback)

              Edited by Bardsley, Jan; Miller, Laura

              Offers an analysis of masking in this carnival-loving city. The author explores the world view of maskers, both during and outside of carnival, and reconstructs their logic: covering the face in public was a uniquely Venetian response to one of the most rigid class hierarchies in... European history.
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              ISBN 9780520267831
              Released NZ 1 May 2011
              Publisher University of California Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Manners and Mischief: Gender, Power, and Etiquette in Japan
               

              Manners and Mischief: Gender, Power, and Etiquette in Japan (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Bardsley, Jan; Miller, Laura

              • RRP: $74.00
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              Offering a snapshot of Japanese society, this title examines etiquette guides, advice literature, and other such instruction for behavior from the early modern period to the present day and discovers how manners do in fact make the nation.

              ISBN 9780520267848
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2011
              Publisher University of California Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Beauty Up: Exploring Contemporary Japanese Body Aesthetics
               

              Beauty Up: Exploring Contemporary Japanese Body Aesthetics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Miller, Laura

              • RRP: $66.99
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              An introduction to Japan's burgeoning beauty culture, which investigates a range of phenomenon - aesthetic salons, dieting products, male beauty activities, and beauty language - to find out why Japanese women and men are paying so much attention to their bodies. It aims to chall...enge various assumptions about the naturalness of beauty standards.
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              ISBN 9780520245099
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2006
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History
               

              Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History (Hardback)

              Edited by Miller, Laura; Copeland, Rebecca

              • RRP: $161.99
              • $161.99
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              <![CDATA[Diva Nation explores the constructed nature of female iconicity in Japan. From ancient goddesses and queens to modern singers and writers, this edited volume critically reconsiders the female icon, tracing how she has been offered up for emulation, debate or censure. The... research in this book culminates from curiosity over the insistent presence of Japanese female figures who have refused to sit quietly on the sidelines of history. The contributors move beyond archival portraits to consider historically and culturally informed diva imagery and diva lore. The diva is ripe for expansion, fantasy, eroticization, and playful reinvention, while simultaneously presenting a challenge to patriarchal culture. Diva Nation asks how the diva disrupts or bolsters ideas about nationhood, morality, and aesthetics. ]]>
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              ISBN 9780520297722
              Released NZ 15 May 2018
              Publisher University of California Press
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              The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions
               

              The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wiegartz, Pamela S.; Gyoerkoe, Kevin L.; Foreword by Miller, Laura

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              Written by two anxiety experts, this workbook addresses topics specific to new mothers, including hormonal changes and common concerns pregnant women and new mothers have, and offers anxiety management techniques.

              ISBN 9781572245891
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2009
              Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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              The Haunting of Hill House
               

              The Haunting of Hill House (Hardback)

              By Jackson, Shirley; Introduction by Miller, Laura

              • RRP: $45.00
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              Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by... masters of the genre. Included here are some of del Toro's favorites, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Ray Russell's short story Sardonicus, considered by Stephen King to be perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written, to Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House and stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal aficionados everywhere. The Haunting of Hill House The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre. First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a haunting;' Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers--and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
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              ISBN 9780143122357
              Released NZ 23 Oct 2013
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Classic Horror
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              The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia
               

              The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Miller, Laura

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              The meaning and the extraordinary impact of C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, explored by one of the finest critics writing today.

              ISBN 9780316017657
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2010
              Publisher Little, Brown
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              Literary Wonderlands: A Journey through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created

              Literary Wonderlands: A Journey through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created (Hardback)

              By Miller, Laura

              • RRP: $42.99
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              From the advent of the first works of literature many millennia ago, writers have used imaginary worlds both to entertain their readers and to examine concepts, highlight key issues and consider their personal beliefs about the society, natural surroundings and experience of bein...g of which they are a part. Lovingly researched and beautifully produced, Literary Wonderlands explores the most fantastic and influential fictional worlds in literary history and delves into the captivating features of their formation - from the writer's own lives to the relevance of their fiction within a broader social context and the meaning that can be extracted from the details of their composition. This truly global collection draws on texts from around the world, spanning over two thousand years of creative endeavour to offer up enchanting and universally appealing tales of imaginary worlds, old and new. Roaming from well-known worlds to less traversed terrain, Literary Wonderlands is a fascinating read for anyone who has ever been transported to another place through the power of the written world.
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              ISBN 9781743792803
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2016
              Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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              Bad Girls of Japan
                

              Bad Girls of Japan (Hardback, 2005 ed.)

              By Miller, L.; Bardsley, J.

              • RRP: $327.50
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              Proposing shifts in our perceptions of bad girls by providing ways to understand them through the case of Japan, this book maps roads and old detours in revealing a disorderly politics of gender and explores deviancy in richly diverse media: mountain witches, murderers, performan...ce artists, cartoonists, schoolgirls and shoppers gone wild.
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              ISBN 9781403969460
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2005
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age 19+ years
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