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Re-centring Australia in the Shōjo Imagination

  • Rebecca SuterEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels book series (PSCGN)

Abstract

Geographically and culturally positioned between Asia and the Anglo-American world, Australia performs a peculiar role in the shōjo romanticization of the foreign, displacing conventional views of women’s manga exoticism. Focusing on two women’s manga, Igarashi’s Jōji! (Georgie! 1982) and Kazui Kazumi’s Sekai no chūshin de ai o sakebu (Crying out love at the centre of the world, 2001), this chapter traces the development of the representation of Australia in women’s manga and more broadly its role within the shōjo’s imagination of the foreign.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Japanese Studies DepartmentThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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