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- DescriptionFrom sushi and karaoke to martial arts and techware, the currency of made-in-Japan cultural goods has skyrocketed in the global marketplace during the past decade. The globalization of Japanese cool is led by youth products: video games, manga (comic books), anime (animation), and cute characters that have fostered kid crazes from Hong Kong to Canada. Examining the crossover traffic between Japan and the United States, Millennial Monsters explores the global popularity of Japanese youth goods today while it questions the make-up of the fantasies and the capitalistic conditions of the play involved. Arguing that part of the appeal of such dream worlds is the polymorphous perversity with which they scramble identity and character, the author traces the postindustrial milieux from which such fantasies have arisen in postwar Japan and been popularly received in the United States.
- Author BiographyAnne Allison is Professor and Chair of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University, and author of Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan (UC Press, 2000) and Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club (1994).
- Author(s)Anne Allison
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication27/06/2006
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleAsia: Local Studies/ Global Themes
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 13
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note48 b/w photographs
- Weight458 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Foreword byGary Cross
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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