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The worlds of Japanese popular culture : gender, shifting boundaries and global cultures

Author: Dolores P Martinez
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003.
Series: Contemporary Japanese society
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Reprinted, transferred to digital printView all editions and formats
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An international team of authors, with an anthropological perspective, explore the many facets of Japanese popular culture. Topics include sumo, karaoke, manga, women's magazines, horse-racing,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dolores P Martinez
ISBN: 0521631289 9780521631280 0521637295 9780521637299
OCLC Number: 634442451
Description: XI, 212 Seiten.
Contents: Introduction: the worlds of Japanese popular culture: gender shifting boundaries and global cultures D. P. Martinez; 1 Sumo in the popular culture of contemporary Japan Yamaguchi Masao; Part II. The Male Domain: 2 Transformational magic: some Japanese super-heroes and monsters Tom Gill; 3 Akira postmodernism and resistance Isolde Standish; 4 Japan's empty orchestras: echoes of Japanese culture in the performance of karaoke Bill Kelly; Part III. The Female Domain: 5 Vampries psychic girls flying women and sailor scouts: four faces of the young female in Japanese popular culture Susan Napier; 6 Japanese women's magazines: the language of aspiration Keiko Tanaka; 7 Nonchan's dream: NHK morning serialised television novels in the 1980s Paul Harvey; Part IV. Shifting Boundaries: 8 Je t'aime moi non plus: media stories of bliss and mixed blessings in marriages between the 'inside' and the 'outside' in Japan Halldor Stefansson; 9 The cult of Oguricap: or how women changed the social value of Japanese horse-racing Nagashima Nobuhiro; 10 Soccer shinhatsubai: what are Japanese consumers making of the J League? Jonathan Watts.
Series Title: Contemporary Japanese society
Responsibility: ed. by D.P. Martinez.

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'Sumo, karaoke and Japanese comic-inspired teenage superheroes are part of Western popular culture as well as Japan's, but the contributors to this book show that while globalization may be making Read more...

 
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