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In Godzilla's footsteps : Japanese pop culture icons on the global stage

Author: William M Tsutsui; Michiko Itō
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
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These essays consider the Godzilla films and how they were shaped (by and in turn shaped) postwar Japanese culture, as well as the globalization of Japanese pop culture icons in the wake of the Godzilla phenomenon. They fall within a wide range of disciplines: film studies, anthropology, history, literature, theater, and cultural studies. Contributors include Susan Napier, Anne Allison, Christine Yano, and others.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William M Tsutsui; Michiko Itō
ISBN: 1403964610 9781403964618 1403964637 9781403964632
OCLC Number: 62697238
Description: xii, 212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / William M. Tsutsui --
When Godzilla speaks / Susan Napier --
Mobilizing Gojira: mourning modernity as monstrosity / Mark Anderson --
Gojira as Japan's first postwar media event / Barak Kushner --
Lost in translation and morphed in transit: Godzilla in Cold War America / Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu --
Wrestling with Godzilla: intertextuality, childish spectatorship, and the national body / Aaron Gerow --
Mothra's gigantic egg: consuming the South Pacific in 1960s Japan / Yoshikuni Igarashi --
Hybridity and negotiated identity in Japanese popular culture / Joyce E. Boss --
Teaching Godzilla: classroom encounters with a cultural icon / Joanne Bernardi --
"Our first kiss had a radioactive taste": Ohashi Yasuhiko's Gojira in Japan and Canada / Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. --
Godzilla Meets Super Kyōgen, or How a dinosaur saved the world / Eric Rath --
Monstering the Japanese cute: pink globalization and its critics abroad / Christine R. Yano --
Kikaida for life: cult fandom in a Japanese live-action TV show in Hawai'i / Hirofumi Katsuno --
Apocalypse in fantasy and reality: Japanese pop culture in contemporary Russia / Yulia Mikhailova --
Epilogue: he did the stomp, he did the monster stomp / Theodore C. Bestor.
Responsibility: edited by William M. Tsutsui and Michiko Ito.
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These essays consider the Godzilla films and how they were shaped (by and in turn shaped) postwar Japanese culture, as well as the globalization of Japanese pop culture icons in the wake of the Godzilla phenomenon. They fall within a wide range of disciplines: film studies, anthropology, history, literature, theater, and cultural studies. Contributors include Susan Napier, Anne Allison, Christine Yano, and others.

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Introduction--William M. Tsutsui When Godzilla Speaks--Susan Napier Mobilizing Gojira: Mourning Modernity as Monstrosity--Mark Anderson Gojira as Japan's First Postwar Media Event--Barak Kushner Lost in Translation and Morphed in Transit: Godzilla in Cold War America--Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu Wrestling with Godzilla: Intertextuality, Childish Spectatorship, and the National Body--Aaron Gerow Mothra's Gigantic Egg: Consuming the South Pacific in 1960s Japan--Yoshikuni Igarashi Hybridity and Negotiated Identity in Japanese Popular Culture--Joyce Boss Teaching Godzilla: Classroom Encounters with a Cultural Icon--Joanne Bernardi "Our First Kiss Had a Radioactive Taste": Ohashi Yasuhiko's Gojira in Japan and Canada--Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. Godzilla Meets Super-Kyogen, or How a Dinosaur Saved the World--Eric Rath Monstering the Japanese Cute: Pink Globalization and Its Critics Abroad--Christine Yano Kikaida for Life: Cult Fandom in a Japanese Live-Action TV Show in Hawai'i--Hirofumi Katsuno Apocalypsis in Fantasy and Reality: Japanese Pop Culture in Contemporary Russia--Yulia Mikhailova Epilogue. He Did the Stomp, He Did the Monster Stomp--Theodore C. Bestor

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