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Millennial monsters : Japanese toys and the global imagination

Author: Anne Allison
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
Series: Asia--local studies/global themes, 13.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From sushi and karaoke to martial arts and technoware, the currency of made-in-Japan cultural goods has skyrocketed in the global marketplace during the past decade. The globalization of Japanese "cool" is led by youth products: video games, manga (comic books), anime (animation), and cute characters that have fostered kid crazes from Hong Kong to Canada.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Allison, Anne, 1950-
Millennial monsters.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005025770
(OCoLC)61479551
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Allison
ISBN: 9780520938991 0520938992 1423771125 9781423771128 1601290292 9781601290298 9780520221482 0520221486 9780520245655 0520245652
OCLC Number: 68639895
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Contents: Enchanted commodities --
From ashes to cyborgs : the era of reconstruction (1945/1960) --
Millennial Japan : intimate alienation and new age intimacies --
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers : the first crossover superheroes --
Fierce flesh : sexy schoolgirls in the action fantasy of Sailor Moon --
Tamagotchi : the prosthetics of presence --
Pokømon : getting monsters and communicating capitalism --
"Gotta catch 'em all" : the pokømonization of America (and the world).
Series Title: Asia--local studies/global themes, 13.
Responsibility: Anne Allison ; foreword by Gary Cross.
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