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Sweat, perfume and tobacco: the ambivalent labor of the dancehall girl

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  • In his 1931 novella Dancers and Drawers (Dansii to zurosu), Tada Michio describes

    an enchanting figure, a dancehall girl on the streets of Tokyo: "With a

    cheeky bob and slim legs. With stockings of a color that matches her skin so

    well she looks like she's not wearing any. Her shoes are patent leather with high

    heels. Her gaudy salmon pink dress flutters in the wind as she steps along the

    pavement" (Tada 1931: 1).

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  • 2013

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  • Mackie, V. C. (2013). Sweat, perfume and tobacco: the ambivalent labor of the dancehall girl. In A. Freedman, L. Miller & C. Yano (Eds.), Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility and Labor in Japan (pp. 67-82). Stanford: Stanford University Press.

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Book Title


  • Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility and Labor in Japan

Start Page


  • 67

End Page


  • 82

Abstract


  • In his 1931 novella Dancers and Drawers (Dansii to zurosu), Tada Michio describes

    an enchanting figure, a dancehall girl on the streets of Tokyo: "With a

    cheeky bob and slim legs. With stockings of a color that matches her skin so

    well she looks like she's not wearing any. Her shoes are patent leather with high

    heels. Her gaudy salmon pink dress flutters in the wind as she steps along the

    pavement" (Tada 1931: 1).

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Mackie, V. C. (2013). Sweat, perfume and tobacco: the ambivalent labor of the dancehall girl. In A. Freedman, L. Miller & C. Yano (Eds.), Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility and Labor in Japan (pp. 67-82). Stanford: Stanford University Press.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1392&context=lhapapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/387

Book Title


  • Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility and Labor in Japan

Start Page


  • 67

End Page


  • 82