ANTH 2230 Lecture Notes - Edo Period, Meiji Period, Masculinity

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During the edo period divorce rates were very high. Became harder to be divorced so rates declined. Love was not considered to be as important, affection was supposed to develop after marriage. Sense of disillusion wife feels he is not as reliable in travel. The impact o the japanese employment system on marital relations. # of divorces divided by the nation"s population (including babies, singles and widows/widowers) x 1000. Images of boys and girls in japanese magazines. Some known to be more beautiful then actual women. Homosexuality relations not uncommon among warriors and priests before the. E. g. eldest son is gay so he does not want to marry, this is a problem. Does not exist in japan but there is a form of adaptation. Okama in the media (singers, actors & film critics. Some koreans speak japanese fluently so sometimes it is hard to tell them from japanese people.

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