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Contemporary Japan and popular culture / edited by John Whittier Treat.

By: Treat, John Whittier
Language: English Publisher: Richmond, Surrey : Curzon, 1996.Description: viii, 317p. : ill., map, music, photos. ; 22cm.ISBN: 0700703284
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Includes bibl. references. - An expanded version of a symposium published in Journal of Japanese studies (Summer 1993), originally a conference jointly sponsored in May 1991 by the Society of Japanese Studies and the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. - Contents: 1. Hermeneutics of the image in Japanese popular culture. Race and reflexivity: the black other in contemporary Japanese mass culture / John G. Russell; In pursuit of perfection: the discourse of cars and transposition of signs in two advertising campaigns / Brian Moeran. 2. Music, place, history. "Finally I reach to Africa": Ryuichi Sakamoto and sounding Japan(ese) / Brian Currid; Mournful tears and sake: the postwar myth of Misora Hibari / Alan M. Tansman. 3. Japanese popular culture in the world economy. Fashion trends, japonisme and postmodernism / Lise Skov; Imaginings in the empires of the sun: Japanese mass culture in Asia / Leo Ching. 4. Film, television and Japanese ideologies. Japanese daytime television, popular culture and ideology / Andrew A. Painter; Panic sites: the Japanese imagination of disaster from Godzilla to Akira / Susan J. Napier. 5. Popular literature and Japan's present. Murakami Haruki and Japan today / Aoki Tamotsu; Yoshimoto Banana writes home: the shojo in Japanese popular culture / John Whittier Treat.