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Author West, Mark D., 1968-

Title Lovesick Japan : sex, marriage, romance, law / Mark D. West.

Publication Info. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 259 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Judging -- Love -- Coupling -- Private sex -- Commodified sex -- Divorce.
Summary This book explores an official vision of love, sex, and marriage in contemporary Japan. A comprehensive body of evidence-2,700 court opinions-describes a society characterized by a presupposed absence of physical and emotional intimacy, affection, and personal connections. In compelling, poignant, and sometimes horrifying court cases, West finds that Japanese judges frequently opine on whether a person is in love, what other emotions a person is feeling, and whether those emotions are appropriate for the situation.
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Subject Sex customs -- Japan.
Love -- Japan.
Marriage -- Japan.
Divorce -- Japan.
Japan -- Social life and customs.
Japan -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: West, Mark D., 1968- Lovesick Japan 9780801449475 (DLC) 2010044494 (OCoLC)671386345
ISBN 9780801461026 (electronic bk.)
0801461022 (electronic bk.)