Staged Seduction: Selling Dreams in a Tokyo Host Club

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This manuscript provides a window into the Japanese nighttime bars where male hosts seduce their female clients and entice them to spend money. It attempts to answer questions such as: what happens when women are the financial providers and men are the paid seducers? How do they communicate when women want to be seduced but cannot say so? What is it like to be in a commodified form of romance? Takeyama investigates various aspects of the host clubs including the host club as workplace, the hosts themselves, the women who ...

Staged Seduction: Selling Dreams in a Tokyo Host Club 2016, Stanford University Press

ISBN-13: 9780804798549

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Staged Seduction: Selling Dreams in a Tokyo Host Club 2016, Stanford University Press

ISBN-13: 9780804791243

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