Critical Engagements with Japanese Animation
Edited by Steven T. Brown
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Cinema Anime by Steven T. Brown
Book DescriptionThis collection charts the terrain of contemporary Japanese animation, one of the most explosive forms of visual culture to emerge at the crossroads of transnational cultural production in the last twenty-five years. The essays offer bold and insightful engagement with anime's concerns with gender identity, anxieties about body mutation and technological monstrosity, and apocalyptic fantasies of the end of history. The contributors dismantle the distinction between 'high' and 'low' culture and offer compelling arguments for the value and importance of the study of anime and popular culture as a key link in the translation from the local to the global.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230606210
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 16-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Presents a collection, which charts the terrain of contemporary Japanese animation, one of the most explosive forms of visual culture to emerge at the crossroads of transnational cultural production. This book offers various arguments for the importance of the study of anime.
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Author Biography - Steven T. Brown
STEVEN T. BROWN is Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Popular Culture at the University of Oregon, USA.
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