Japanese Visual Culture
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Japanese Visual Culture

Explorations in the World of Manga and Anime
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ISBN-13:
9780765616029
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
29.01.2008
Seiten:
352
Autor:
Mark W. MacWilliams
Gewicht:
512 g
Format:
228x154x23 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Born of Japan's cultural encounter with Western entertainment media, manga (comic books or graphic novels) and anime (animated films) are two of the most universally recognized forms of contemporary mass culture. This book explores the historical, cultural, sociological, and religious dimensions of manga and anime.
Foreword, Frederik L. Schodt; Introduction, Mark W. MacWilliams; 1. Manga in Japanese History, Kinko Ito; 2. Contemporary Anime in Japanese Pop Culture, Gilles Poitras; 3. Characters, Themes, and Narrative Patterns in the Manga of Osamu Tezuka, Susanne Phillips; 4. From Metropolis to Metoroporisu: The Changing Role of the Robot in Japanese and Western Cinema, Lee Makela; 5. Opening the Closed World of Shojo Manga, Mizuki Takahashi; 6. Situating the Shojo in Shojo Manga: Teenage Girls, Romance Comics, and Contemporary Japanese Culture, Deborah Shamoon; 7. Intellectuals, Cartoons, and Nationalism During the Russo-Japanese War, Yulia Mikhailova; 8. Framing Manga: On Narratives of the Second World War in Japanese Manga, 1957-1977, Eldad Nakar; 9. Aum Shinrikyo and a Panic about Manga and Anime, Rich Gardner; 10. Medieval Genealogies of Manga Horror, Raj Pandey; 11. The Utopian "Power to Live": What the Miyazaki Phenomenon Signifies, Hiroshi Yamanaka; 12. Heart of Japaneseness: History and Nostalgia in Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, Shiro Yoshioka; 13. National History as Otaku Fantasy: Satoshi Kon's Millennium Actress, Melek Ortabasi; 14. Considering Manga Discourse: Location, Ambiguity, Historicity, Jaqueline Berndt; Bibliography; About the Contributors; Index.
Born of Japan's cultural encounter with Western entertainment media, manga (comic books or graphic novels) and anime (animated films) are two of the most universally recognized forms of contemporary mass culture. This book explores the historical, cultural, sociological, and religious dimensions of manga and anime.