Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Book interview at Fembot!

I just did a book interview with Alisa Freedman about Modern Girls on the Go that’s now available at the Fembot Website!  Check it out, be amused and informed!

Fembot’s Books Aren’t Dead (BAD) interview for December 2013 is now available on the Fembot website. In this BAD interview Kate Page-Lippsmeyer (Doctoral Candidate, University of Southern California) talks with Alisa Freedman (Associate Professor, University of Oregon), co-editor of Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Japan (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013). You can listen to this interview at: http://fembotcollective.org/blog/2013/12/01/books-arent-dead-modern-girls-on-the-go/.

About Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Japan (Description from Stanford University Press website):
This spirited and engaging multidisciplinary volume pins its focus on the lived experiences and cultural depictions of women’s mobility and labor in Japan. The theme of “modern girls” continues to offer a captivating window into the changes that women’s roles have undergone during the course of the last century.

Here we encounter Japanese women inhabiting the most modern of spaces, in newly created professions, moving upward and outward, claiming the public life as their own: shop girls, elevator girls, dance hall dancers, tour bus guides, airline stewardesses, international beauty queens, overseas teachers, corporate soccer players, and even female members of the Self-Defense Forces. Directly linking gender, mobility, and labor in 20th and 21st century Japan, this collection brings to life the ways in which these modern girls—historically and contemporaneously—have influenced social roles, patterns of daily life, and Japan’s global image. It is an ideal guidebook for students, scholars, and general readers alike.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Fig 1. Emshwiller, Ed. Cover of January 1960 Issue. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Joseph W. Ferman, editor. Cornwall, Conn: Mercury Press, 1960. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Archive, The Visual Index of Science Fiction Cover Art (VISCO). Web. 15 Apr. 2012.

Fig 1. Emshwiller, Ed. Cover of January 1960 Issue. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Joseph W. Ferman, editor. Cornwall, Conn: Mercury Press, 1960. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Archive, The Visual Index of Science Fiction Cover Art (VISCO). Web. 15 Apr. 2012.

Fig 2. Emshwiller, Ed. Cover of February 1960 Issue. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Joseph W. Ferman, editor. Cornwall, Conn: Mercury Press, 1960. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Archive, The Visual Index of Science Fiction Cover Art (VISCO). Web. 15 Apr. 2012.

Fig 2. Emshwiller, Ed. Cover of February 1960 Issue. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Joseph W. Ferman, editor. Cornwall, Conn: Mercury Press, 1960. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Archive, The Visual Index of Science Fiction Cover Art (VISCO). Web. 15 Apr. 2012.

Figure 3. Emishwiller, Ed. Cover of April 1960 Issue. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Joseph W. Ferman, editor. Cornwall, Conn: Mercury Press, 1960. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Archive, The Visual Index of Science Fiction Cover Art (VISCO). Web. 15 Apr. 2012.

Figure 3. Emishwiller, Ed. Cover of April 1960 Issue. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Joseph W. Ferman, editor. Cornwall, Conn: Mercury Press, 1960. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Archive, The Visual Index of Science Fiction Cover Art (VISCO). Web. 15 Apr. 2012.

Figure 4. Ray. Cover of Inaugural Issue. Seiun: Science Fiction. Tokyo: Morinomichisha, 1954. Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M University.

Figure 4. Ray. Cover of Inaugural Issue. Seiun: Science Fiction. Tokyo: Morinomichisha, 1954. Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M University.

Figure 5. Emishwiller, Ed. Cover of June 1960 Issue. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Joseph W. Ferman, editor. Cornwall, Conn: Mercury Press, 1960. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Archive, The Visual Index of Science Fiction Cover Art (VISCO). Web. 15 Apr. 2012.

Figure 5. Emishwiller, Ed. Cover of June 1960 Issue. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Joseph W. Ferman, editor. Cornwall, Conn: Mercury Press, 1960. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Archive, The Visual Index of Science Fiction Cover Art (VISCO). Web. 15 Apr. 2012.

Figure 6. Emishwiller, Ed. Cover of August 1960 Issue. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Joseph W. Ferman, editor. Cornwall, Conn: Mercury Press, 1960. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Archive, The Visual Index of Science Fiction Cover Art (VISCO). Web. 15 Apr. 2012.

Figure 6. Emishwiller, Ed. Cover of August 1960 Issue. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Joseph W. Ferman, editor. Cornwall, Conn: Mercury Press, 1960. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Archive, The Visual Index of Science Fiction Cover Art (VISCO). Web. 15 Apr. 2012.

Figure 7. Nakajima Seikan. Cover of Inaugural Issue. SF Magazine. Fukushima Masami, editor. Tokyo: Hayakawa Shobo, 1959. Houghton Library collection, Harvard University.

Figure 7. Nakajima Seikan. Cover of Inaugural Issue. SF Magazine. Fukushima Masami, editor. Tokyo: Hayakawa Shobo, 1959. Houghton Library collection, Harvard University.

Figure 8. Nakajima Seikan. Cover of Issue 10. SF Magazine. Fukushima Masami, editor. Tokyo: Hayakawa Shobo, 1960. Houghton Library collection, Harvard University.

Figure 8. Nakajima Seikan. Cover of Issue 10. SF Magazine. Fukushima Masami, editor. Tokyo: Hayakawa Shobo, 1960. Houghton Library collection, Harvard University.

Figure 8. Nakajima Seikan. Cover of Issue 2. SF Magazine. Fukushima Masami, editor. Tokyo: Hayakawa Shobo, 1960. Houghton Library collection, Harvard University.

Figure 8. Nakajima Seikan. Cover of Issue 2. SF Magazine. Fukushima Masami, editor. Tokyo: Hayakawa Shobo, 1960. Houghton Library collection, Harvard University.

Figure 9. Nakajima Seikan. Cover of Issue 8. SF Magazine. Fukushima Masami, editor. Tokyo: Hayakawa Shobo, 1960. Houghton Library collection, Harvard University.

Figure 9. Nakajima Seikan. Cover of Issue 8. SF Magazine. Fukushima Masami, editor. Tokyo: Hayakawa Shobo, 1960. Houghton Library collection, Harvard University.

Fig. 10. Emoto Ichio, 1960 Inaugural Issue Cover. Playful Reader (Asobikata Dokuhon). Tokyo: Kisetsufūshuten, 1960. First Issues of Weekly Magazine Archive, Shintaro Takahashi Collection Online.

Fig. 10. Emoto Ichio, 1960 Inaugural Issue Cover. Playful Reader (Asobikata Dokuhon). Tokyo: Kisetsufūshuten, 1960. First Issues of Weekly Magazine Archive, Shintaro Takahashi Collection Online.

Fig. 11. Kurimoto Kazuo, November 3 1959 Inaugural Issue Cover. Weekly Public Opinion (Shūkan Kōron). Tokyo: Chūōkōronsha, 1959. First Issues of Weekly Magazine Archive, Shintaro Takahashi Collection Online.

Fig. 11. Kurimoto Kazuo, November 3 1959 Inaugural Issue Cover. Weekly Public Opinion (Shūkan Kōron). Tokyo: Chūōkōronsha, 1959. First Issues of Weekly Magazine Archive, Shintaro Takahashi Collection Online.

Fig. 12. Minasaka Shin. May 11 1959 Inaugural Issue Cover. Weekly Modern Japan (Shūkan Modan Nihon). Tokyo: Sansheisha, 1959. First Issues of Weekly Magazine Archive, Shintaro Takahashi Collection Online.

Fig. 12. Minasaka Shin. May 11 1959 Inaugural Issue Cover. Weekly Modern Japan (Shūkan Modan Nihon). Tokyo: Sansheisha, 1959. First Issues of Weekly Magazine Archive, Shintaro Takahashi Collection Online.

Fig. 13. Ikejima Shinpei. April 20 1959 Inaugural Issue Cover. Everyday Matters (Shūkan Bunjun). Tokyo: Bungeishujūsha, 1959. First Issue of Weekly Magazine Archive, Shintaro Takahashi Collection Online. Web. 15 Apr. 2012.

Fig. 13. Ikejima Shinpei. April 20 1959 Inaugural Issue Cover. Everyday Matters (Shūkan Bunjun). Tokyo: Bungeishujūsha, 1959. First Issue of Weekly Magazine Archive, Shintaro Takahashi Collection Online. Web. 15 Apr. 2012.