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Popular Culture, Globalization and Japan

ISBN-10: 041544795X
ISBN-13: 9780415447959
Edition: 2008
Authors: Allen
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Japanese popular culture is constantly evolving in the face of internal and external influence. Popular Culture, Globalization and Japan examines this evolution from a new and challenging perspective by focusing on the movements of Japanese popular culture into and out of Japan. The book argues that a key factor behind the changing nature of Japanese popular culture lies in its engagement with globalization. Essays from a team of leading international scholars illustrate this crucial interaction. Drawing on rich empirical content from a series of interdisciplinary perspectives, this book looks at the complex movement of Japanese popular culture as it traverses international borders. Chapters on music, manga, media studies, and a range of contemporary popular cultural artifacts illustrate the problematic and complex relations between flows of ideas into and out of Japan.

Acknowledgments
Note on Japanese names and words
Notes on contributors
Introduction: inside-out Japan? Popular culture and globalization in the context of Japan
Reconfiguring Japan
Japanese popular culture and postcolonial desire for 'Asia'
South Park does Japan: going global with Chimpokomon
The film Bishonen and Queer(N)Asia through Japanese popular culture
Japan beating: the making and marketing of professional taiko music in Australia
Who reads comics? Manga readership among first-generation Asian immigrants in New Zealand
Becoming global
'Sportsports': cultural exports and imports in Japan's contemporary globalization career
Writing as out/insiders: contemporary Japan's ekkyo literature in globalization
Japan's original 'gay boom'
Subcultural unconsciousness in Japan: the war and Japanese contemporary artists
The 'most crucial education': Saotome Katsumoto, globalization and Japanese anti-war thought
Loochoo Beat(s): music in and out of 'Okinawa'
Index

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