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Gender and Globalization in Asia and the PacificMethod, Practice, Theory$
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Kathy E. Ferguson and Monique Mironesco

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824831592

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.001.0001

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Performing Contradictions, Performing Bad-Girlness in Japan

Performing Contradictions, Performing Bad-Girlness in Japan

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(p.138) Chapter 8 Performing Contradictions, Performing Bad-Girlness in Japan
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Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific
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Yau Ching

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.003.0008

This chapter focuses mainly on the issues raised during the author's teaching media production workshops at a girls' reform institute in Japan in 2002. This public institution operates like a school, devoting part of the girls' time to a regular high school curriculum, but with more emphasis on discipline and conformity. The girls, who have committed diverse levels of offense, reside at the institute and are not allowed to leave it. The group selected by the institute to participate in the workshops in this chapter ranged in age from twelve to sixteen and consisted of girls considered the most “difficult”; they were not studying in the main curriculum and therefore had “spare” time to be in these workshops.

Keywords:   media production workshops, bad girls, juvenile delinquents, delinquency, Japan

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