Routledge Handbook of Japanese Media

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Media

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The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Media broadens the scope of inquiry into Japanese popular culture both locally and globally. It combines the works of scholars hailing from such diverse places as the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Singapore, Australia, Korea, Taiwan and South Africa (and, of course, Japan) to build a complex picture of the nature of Japanese media and of their contribution to global cultural flows. The handbook is divided into five thematic sections. PART I, Japanese media: a bit of historical context provides some historical background on the role of the Japanese media at key moments of Japanese history-from the Meiji restoration that marked Japan's opening to the West after years of intense isolation to the immediate post-war era. PART II, Media, nation, politics and nostalgia considers how Japan's national and political identity is imagined and (re)negotiated in different media both in recent history-such as, for instance, during Japan's "lost decade" of the 1990s-and in today's "post Fukushima" society. The essays in PART III, Japanese identities-plural: race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary media explore the role of the Japanese media in shaping and representing different dimensions of individuals' identities. PART IV, Japanese media in everyday life includes works that examine the intersection between everyday routine media use and the formation of cultural identities and civil society. Finally, PART V, Japanese media and the global explores the role of the Japanese media in a broader global context with a particular focus on Japan as a culturally influential more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 32 b/w images, 3 tables, 22 halftones and 10 line drawings
  • 1138917419
  • 9781138917415

About Fabienne Darling-Wolf

Fabienne Darling-Wolf is an Associate Professor in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University, more

Table of contents

Introduction: Why the Japanese media? Fabienne Darling-Wolf PART 1: The rise of Japanese media 1. Who’s the ‘great imitator?’: Critical reflections on Japan’s historical transcultural influence, Fabienne Darling-Wolf 2. Girls’ magazines and the creation of shōjo identities, Sarah Frederick 3. Gender, consumerism and women’s magazines in interwar Japan Barbara Hamill Sato 4. The Japanese Media in the Great East Asia War, 1931-1945, David C. Earhart 5. Fire! Mizuno Hideko and the development of 1960s shōjo manga, Deborah Michelle Shamoon 6. Sport, media and technonationalism in the history of the Tokyo Olympics, Iwona Merklejn PART II: Media, nation, politics and nostalgia 7. Born again yokozuna: Sports and national identity, Mike Plugh 8. Changing political communication in Japan, Masaki Taniguchi 9. ‘National idols’: On AKB48 and contested representations of Japan, Patrick Galbraith 10. The discursive regime on the nation in post-3.11 Japanese media, Yunuen Ysela Mandujano-Salazar PART III: Japanese identities — plural: race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary media 11. Queering Mainstream Media: Matsuko Deluxe as modern-day kuroko, Katsuhiko Suganuma 12. A ‘men’s magazine for FTM’—Negotiating everyday masculinity in the Japanese trans male magazine Laph, Shu Min Yuen 13. Writing sexual identities onto the small screen, Claire Maree 14. Seeking Voyeuristic Pleasures in Crime: Housewives, Social Identity, and Japanese Wide Shows, Michelle S. H. Ho 15. Beyond the Absent Father Stereotype: Representations of Parenting Men in Contemporary Japanese Film, Christie Barber 16. Japan Times’ Imagined Communities: Symbolic Boundaries with African Americans, 1998–2013, Michael C. Thornton and Atsushi Tajima PART IV: Japanese media in everyday life 17. Culture of papers: Japan’s newspaper industry and its sales system, Kaori Hayashi 18. Peer-surveillance and management of uncertainty trough SNS in Japan, Kiyoshi Abe 19. Nonhuman voice on Twitter: Re/creation and critique in Japanese, Amy Johnson 20. Keitei in Japan, Yonnie Kim 21. Character Goods, Cheerfulness, and Cuteness: ‘Consumupotian’ Spaces as Media, Brian McVeigh 22. Nature, Media, and The Future– animism, eco-panics and climate communication in post-Fukushima Japan, Gabrielle Hadl PART V: Japanese media and the global 23. Cultural policy, nation branding and internal governance, Koichi Iwabuchi  24. I Hate You, No I Love You: Growing Up with Japanese Media in (Postcolonial) South Korea, Sueen Kelsey 25. New trans-Asian identities, Eva Tsai 26. Anime’s Digital World: Formal and Informal Circuits of Distribution Online, Rayna Denison Conclusion: Final reflections on the Japanese media’s global voyage, Fabienne Darling-Wolfshow more