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La love doll au Japon : une prothèse de couple pour célibataire ?

Abstract : Japan is the pioneer country in the production of love dolls, human-sized artefacts sold as sentimental partners. Starting out from the idea that their bodies are part of an economy of symbolic goods that allow their owners to use them as tools to build both their image and their identity, I would like to propose the following hypothesis: that dolls can be likened to prostheses. To be more precise, affective prostheses. By studying how they are developed - both by the designers and by the buyers - I will question the usual notion of the prosthesis as an instrument to hide or correct a deficiency. Love dolls, in fact, are not used to hide the absence of a partner. Nor to fill a void. If they are prostheses, what role do they have?
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Agnès Giard. La love doll au Japon : une prothèse de couple pour célibataire ?. Cultures-Kairós, 2020, « Les horizons prothétiques lointains ». ⟨hal-02526639⟩



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