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Manga and philosophy

Author: Josef Steiff; Adam Barkman
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, ©2010.
Series: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 52.
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Arguably the most important pop culture import from the East to the West, manga is a phenomenon that can no longer be ignored. Yet just as much as it is a source of visual splendor and riveting storylines, manga - theherald of the exotic and uber-hip - stimulates intense philosophical interest. Manga and Philosophy joins the lively discussion by examining some of its major forms, best titles, and the cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josef Steiff; Adam Barkman
ISBN: 9780812696790 0812696794
OCLC Number: 466334696
Description: ix, 362, 10 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Tezuka. You need a system to play Black Jack: Black Jack / Tristan D. Tamplin ; "You, God of manga, are cruel!": Black Jack, Phoenix, Buddha / Ada Palmer ; Imagination rising: Phoenix / Bruce Sheridan --
Ketsuekigata. Why are there so few superhero manga?: Spider-man J, Cyborg 009, Ultimo, Shadow Lady, Zetman / Andrew Terjesen ; Should Athena really wear pink?: Ulysses 31, Appleseed, Saint Seiya, Chrno Crusade / Adam Barkman ; Re-staging World War II: Cosmoship Yamato, Barefoot Gen, Zipang / Carl H. Sobocinski ; Living happily never after in women's manga: josei / Jonathan Clements ; Dirty pictures: Iolicon / Nancy Kang --
Kazoku. No man could love her more: angel sanctuary, vampire knight / Elizabeth Birmingham ; Is Al still Ed's brother, or Is he already dead?: Fullmetal alchemist / Nicolas Michaud ; Humanity grows up: To Terra / Deborah Shamoon ; Operation La Famiglia: Gunslinger girl / Sara Livingston. Nimensei : Light shows the way: Death Note / Brandon Canaday ; Writing wrong: Death Note / Gilbert M. Lugo --
Zen no michi : Being good takes practice: Hero Heel / Josef Steiff ; Kenshin is not an Emo pansy: Samurai X / Daisuke Matsuura ; Showing the world the right path: Gundam Wing / Gordon Hawkes ; The brink of extinction: Ark Angels / Ashley Barkman ; Down the abyss: Nausicaä on the Valley of the Wind / Steve Odin ; Drawing on the self: Sexy Voice and Robo, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, FLCL / Sally Jane Thompson --
Hamon : Why do they look white? / Jason Davis, Christie Barber, and Mio Bryce ; Never really there / Elizabeth A. Marks ; Being cute and being cool / Thorsten Botz-Bornstein ; The flaming metaphysical lips of mange / George A. Reisch --
Furoku : Select your warrior ; "Okay, I can handle the library being gone" ; Searching Yggdrasil --
Kids, animals, and women with attitude --
Fullmetal Metaphysician.
Series Title: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 52.
Responsibility: edited by Josef Steiff and Adam Barkman.

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Drawing from Japanese art traditions, manga has rapidly become a literary force not just in Japan but worldwide. This title discusses manga by examining some of its major forms (lolicon to shonen to  Read more...

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