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Visions of precarity in Japanese popular culture and literature

Author: Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt; Roman Rosenbaum
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. ©2015
Series: Routledge contemporary Japan series, 57.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war's never-ending 'postwar' period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or 'post-disaster.' This radically new worldview has significantly altered the socio-political as well as literary perception of one of the world's former  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt; Roman Rosenbaum
ISBN: 9781138804739 1138804738
OCLC Number: 889941136
Description: xx, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Towards an introduction : Japan's literature of precarity / Roman Rosenbaum --
Kirino Natsuo's Metabola, or the Okinawan stage, fractured selves and the precarity of contemporary existence / Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt --
Precarity, kawaii (cuteness), and their impact on environmental discourse in Japan / W. Puck Brecher --
Part-timer, buy a house : middle-class precarity, sentimentality and learning the meaning of work / Christopher Perkins --
Precarious attraction : Abe Kazushige's Individual projection post-Aum / Maria Roemer --
Hirabayashi Eiko and the projection of a viable proletarian vision / Mats Karlsson --
The precarious self : love, melancholia and the eradication of adolescence in Makoto Shinkai's anime works / Maria Grājdian --
Graphic representation of the precariat in popular culture / Roman Rosenbaum --
Towards a new literary trend : contemporary Japanese society mirrored in literature / Yasuko Claremont --
Cinematic narratives of precarity : gender and affect in contemporary Japan / Ritu Vij --
Precarity beyond 3/11 or "Living Fukushima" : power, politics, and space in Wagō Ryōichi's poetry of disaster / Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt.
Series Title: Routledge contemporary Japan series, 57.
Responsibility: edited by Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt and Roman Rosenbaum.

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"Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war's never-ending 'postwar' period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or 'post-disaster.' This radically new worldview has significantly altered the socio-political as well as literary perception of one of the world's former superpowers, and in this book the contributors closely examine how Japan's new paradigm of precarious existence is expressed through a variety of pop-cultural as well as literary media. Addressing the transition from post-war to post-disaster literature, this book examines the rise of precarity consciousness in Japanese socio-cultural discourse. The chapters investigate the extent to which we can talk about the emergence of a new literary paradigm of precarity in the world of Japanese popular culture, and analysis of a variety of contemporary texts from literature, manga and anime, television drama and film offers an interpretation of the many dissonant voices in Japanese society. The contributors also outline the related social issues in Japanese society and culture, providing a comprehensive overview of the global trends that link Japan with the rest of the world. Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature will of great interest to students and scholars of contemporary Japan, Japanese culture and society, popular culture and social and cultural history"--

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