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Fandom unbound : otaku culture in a connected world

Author: Mizuko Itō; Daisuke Okabe; Izumi Tsuji
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In recent years, otaku culture has emerged as one of Japan's major cultural exports and as a genuinely transnational phenomenon. This timely volume investigates how this once marginalized popular culture has come to play a major role in Japan's identity at home and abroad. In the American context, the word otaku is best translated as 'geek'--an ardent fan with highly specialized knowledge and interests. But it is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Fandom unbound.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011937359
(OCoLC)711045662
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mizuko Itō; Daisuke Okabe; Izumi Tsuji
ISBN: 9780300158649 0300158645 9780300178265 0300178263
OCLC Number: 792819324
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 320 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Why study train oaku? A social history of imagination / Izumi Isuji --
Database animals / Hiroki Azuma --
Japan's cynical nationalism / Akihiro Kitada --
Strategies of engagement : discovering, defining, and describing otaku culture in the United States / Lawrence Eng --
Comic market as space for self-expression in otaku culture / Hiroaki Tamagawa --
Otaku and the city : the rebirth of Akihabara / Kaichiro Morikawa --
Anime and Manga fandom as networked culture / Lawrence Eng --
Contributors versus leechers ; fansubbing ethics and a hybrid public culture / Mizuko Ito --
Making fujoshi identity visible and invisible / Daisuke Okabe and Kimi Ishida --
Cosplay, learning, and cultural practice / Daisuke Okabe --
The fighting gamer otaku community : what are they "fighting" about? / Yoshimasa Kijima --
"As long as it's not Linkin Park Z" : popularity, distinction, and status in the AMV subculture / Mizuko Ito.
Responsibility: edited by Mizuko Ito, Daisuke Okabe, Izumi Tsuji.
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