• Feminist Book Review,  Media & Pop Culture Book Review

    The Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture

    My Review: The monstrous-feminine resurfaces as a potent threat to the patriarchal order, revealing the futility of mechanisms designed to delimit and constrain female bodies and behaviors.Feminist theory and Japanese horror media, two of my favorite things all wrapped up in one book. I couldn’t help but pick this book up, the premise sounded incredibly interesting and as a research topic, it is. As far as reading though, it is definitely an academic text because this book is meaty. Dumas covers a number of both popular and lesser-known pieces of Japanese literature and video game. She covers a wide range of media types and analyzes the social commentaries contained within…