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This is a lively discussion of Japanese popular culture from an anthropological perpective. An international team of authors considers a broad range of topics, including sumo, karaoke, manga, women's magazines, soccer and morning television. Through these topics--many of which have never previously been addressed by scholars--the contributors also explore several deeper themes: the construction of gender in Japan; the impact of globalization and modern consumerism; and the rapidly shifting boundaries of Japanese culture and identity.

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International team of authors explores Japanese popular culture, including sumo, manga and women's magazines.

Synopsis:

An international team of authors explores Japanese popular culture, including sumo, manga and women's magazines.

Synopsis:

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, soccer and morning television. Deeper themes, such as globalisation, identity and the construction of gender, are also discussed.

Synopsis:

This is a lively discussion of Japanese popular culture from an anthropological perpective. An international team of authors considers a broad range of topics, including sumo, karaoke, manga, women's magazines, soccer and morning television. Through these topics--many of which have never previously been addressed by scholars--the contributors also explore several deeper themes: the construction of gender in Japan; the impact of globalization and modern consumerism; and the rapidly shifting boundaries of Japanese culture and identity.

Table of 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 Halldór Stefánsson; 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521637299
Editor:
Martinez, D. P.
Editor:
Martinez, Dolores
Editor:
Martinez, D. P.
Editor:
Martinez, Dolores
Editor:
Befu, Harumi
Author:
Goodman, Roger
Author:
Sugimoto, Yoshio
Author:
Befu, Harumi
Author:
Seifert, Wolfgang
Author:
Ueno, Chizuko
Author:
Muramatsu, Michio
Author:
Martinez, D. P.
Author:
Martinez, Dolores
Editor:
Befu, Harumi
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Melbourne
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Japan Civilization 1945-
Subject:
Popular culture -- Japan.
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Contemporary Japanese Society
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 b/w illus. 1 table
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
8.98x6.01x.58 in. .84 lbs.

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Product details 228 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521637299 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , International team of authors explores Japanese popular culture, including sumo, manga and women's magazines.
"Synopsis" by , An international team of authors explores Japanese popular culture, including sumo, manga and women's magazines.
"Synopsis" by , 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, soccer and morning television. Deeper themes, such as globalisation, identity and the construction of gender, are also discussed.
"Synopsis" by , This is a lively discussion of Japanese popular culture from an anthropological perpective. An international team of authors considers a broad range of topics, including sumo, karaoke, manga, women's magazines, soccer and morning television. Through these topics--many of which have never previously been addressed by scholars--the contributors also explore several deeper themes: the construction of gender in Japan; the impact of globalization and modern consumerism; and the rapidly shifting boundaries of Japanese culture and identity.
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