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Lovesick Japan -- Sex, Marriage, Romance, Law

West, Mark D.

Published by Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 2011
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Professor West, of the University of Michigan law school, has produced a lively and provocative look at sex and marriage in Japan. He has examined thousands of judicial cases that reveal, among other things, interactions among men and women in Japan are complex and deeply frustrating. "Among the recurring elements are abortions forced by men, compensated dating, late-life divorces, termination fees to end affairs, sexless couples, "soapland bath-brothels," and home-wrecking hostesses. Professor West maintains that the personal attitudes of the judges are revealed by their opinions (some read like "salacious sex novels," according to one blurb) in the court cases. Author and Professor Laura Kipnis writes in a blurb: "Anyone interested in the incredibily varied ways that sex and marriage can go wrong will devour every alarming detail." A hallmark of West's analysis is his recounting of scores of case histories of judicial cases, covering such topics as love triangles, prostitution, tangled affairs, marital upsets, unrequited love, and many more. He also contrasts the Japanese way of thinking and doing with that in the US. The result is a book rich in insights and cross-cultural differences. This is a first edition, UNREAD and in AS NEW condition, with number line starting at 1. One corner is mildly bumped. Colorful DJ is unchipped, unclipped, and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # 120740

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Title: Lovesick Japan -- Sex, Marriage, Romance, ...

Publisher: Cornell University Press, Ithaca

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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