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Japan pop! : inside the world of Japanese popular culture / ed. Timothy J. Craig

Secondary Author Craig, Timothy J., Country Estados Unidos. Publication Armonk : Sharpe, 2000 Description IX, 348 p. : il. ; 23 cm ISBN 0-7656-0561-9 CDU 394(520)
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A fascinating illustrated look at various forms of Japanese popular culture: pop song, jazz, enka (a popular ballad genre of music), karaoke, comics, animated cartoons, video games, television dramas, films and "idols" -- teenage singers and actors. As pop culture not only entertains but is also a reflection of society, the book is also about Japan itself -- its similarities and differences with the rest of the world, and how Japan is changing. The book features 32 pages of manga plus 50 additional photos, illustrations, and shorter comic samples.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 Introduction
  • 8 Hadashi no Gen ("Barefoot Gen"), Vol. 8, pp 17-31
  • 9 Gender Roles and Girls' Comics in Japan: The Girls and Guys of Yukan Club
  • 10 From Sazae-san to Crayon Shin-chan: Family Anime, Social Change, and Nostalgia in Japan
  • III Television & Film
  • 11 New Role Models for Men and Women? Gender in Japanese TV Dramas
  • 12 A New Kind of Royalty: The Imperial Family and the Media in Postwar Japan
  • 13 Into the Heartland with Tora-san
  • IV Japanese Popular Culture Abroad
  • 14 Sailor Moon: Japanese Superheroes for Global Girls
  • 15 Beauty Fighter "Sailor Chemist,"
  • I Popular Music
  • 16 Doraemon Goes Abroad
  • 17 Pop Idols and the Asian Identity
  • 2 Can Japanese Sing the Blues? "Japanese Jazz" and the Problem of Authenticity
  • 3 The Marketing of Tears: Consuming Emotions in Japanese Popular Song
  • 4 Open Your File, Open Your Mind: Women, English, and Changing Roles and Voices in Japanese Pop Music
  • 5 A Karaoke Perspective on International Relations
  • II Comics & Animation
  • 6 Japanese Comic Books and Religion-Osamu Tezuka's Story of the Buddha
  • 7 The Romantic, Passionate Japanese in Anime: A Look at the Hidden Japanese Soul

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