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Idols and celebrity in Japanese media culture

Author: G Jason Karlin; W Patrick Galbraith
Publisher: Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the most complete and compelling account of idols and celebrity in Japanese media culture to date. Engaging with the study of media, gender and celebrity, and sensitive to history and the contemporary scene, these interdisciplinary essays cover male and female idols, production and consumption, industrial structures and fan movements.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Jason Karlin; W Patrick Galbraith
ISBN: 1137283785 9781137283788
OCLC Number: 964787978
Notes: Epublication based on: 9780230298309, 2012.
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Description: 256 p. : 14 b&w, halftones
Contents: Forward: Revisiting 'Idology' --
H. Aoyagi Introduction: The Mirror of Idols and Celebrity --
P.W. Galbraith & J.G. Karlin PART I: SYSTEMS The Jimusho System: Understanding the Production Logic of the Japanese Entertainment Industry --
W.D. Marx Megaspectacle and Celebrity Transgression in Japan: The Sakai Noriko Media Scandal --
I. Prusa Through a Looking Glass Darkly: Television Advertising, Idols and the Making of Fan Audiences --
J.G. Karlin PART II: DESIRE Johnny's Idols as Icon: Female Desires to Fantasize and Consume Male Idol Images --
K. Nagaike From Boys Next Door to Boys' Love: Gender Performance in Japanese Male Idol Media --
L. Glasspool The Homo Cultures of Iconic Personality in Japan: Mishima Yukio and Misora Hibari --
J.D. Mackintosh PART III: DIFFERENCE Idol as Accidental Activist: Agnes Chan, Feminism and Motherhood in Japan --
A. Hambleton Emotions, Desires and Fantasy: What Idolizing Means for Yon-sama Fans in Japan --
Ho Swee Lin PART IV: IMAGE Idols: The Image of Desire in Japanese Consumer Capitalism --
P.W. Galbraith The Virtual Idol: Producing and Consuming Digital Femininity --
D. Black Index.
Responsibility: edited by Patrick Galbraith, Jason Karlin.

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