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

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Other Authors: Martinez, D. P. (Dolores P.) 1957-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series:Contemporary Japanese society
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Table of Contents:
  • I. Introduction
  • Gender, shifting boundaries and global cultures / D.P. Martinez
  • 1. Sumo in the popular culture of contemporary Japan / Yamaguchi Masao
  • 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
  • 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
  • IV. Shifting Boundaries
  • 8. Media stories of bliss and mixed blessings in marriages / 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

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