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Pink globalization : Hello Kitty's trek across the Pacific

Author: Christine Reiko Yano
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2013.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
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"In Pink Globalization, Christine R. Yano examines the creation and rise of Hello Kitty as a part of Japanese Cute-Cool culture. Yano argues that the international popularity of Hello Kitty is one aspect of what she calls pink globalization--the spread of goods and images labeled cute (kawaii) from Japan to other parts of the industrial world. The concept of pink globalization connects the expansion of Japanese  Read more...
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Named Person: Hello Kitty, (Fictitious character); Hello Kitty, (Fictitious character); Hello Kitty
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Reiko Yano
ISBN: 9780822353515 0822353512 9780822353638 0822353636
OCLC Number: 813540813
Description: xiv, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : Grabbing the cat by its tail, or How the cat grabbed me --
Introduction : Kitty, Japan, global --
Kitty at home: Kawaii culture and the Kyarakutā business --
Marketing global Kitty: strategies to sell friendship and "happiness" --
Global Kitty: here, there, nearly everywhere --
Kitty backlash: what's wrong with cute? --
Kitty subversions: pink as the new black --
Playing with Kitty: serious art in surprising places --
Japan's cute-cool as global wink --
Appendix : Sanrio and Hello Kitty timeline --
Artists in Sanrio's Hello Kitty thirtieth anniversary exhibit and catalog.
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: Christine R. Yano.

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Tracing the global circulation and consumption of Hello Kitty, Christine R. Yano analyzes the spread of Japanese "cute-cool" culture, which she sees as combining kitsch with an ironic  Read more...

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