Snapshots of American Culture : Japanophilia and the Otaku
Penetrating insights into the American subculture that lies at the intersection of globalization and the fandom phenomenon. Why do we love Japanese culture? What inspires hundreds of thousands of Americans to travel to anime cons each year? What are cons? What role does fanfiction play for the anime-loving community? How does Japanese culture influence our own? Can we predict what stories will be popular both in the US and Japan? This book answers these questions and more, offering insight into this unique and trendsetting facet of American culture as our world enters into an era of global art exchange unrestricted by geography.
- Paperback | 144 pages
- 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
- 02 Feb 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About M Jean
M. Jean is an international analyst of transnational soft power exchange. Her writing draws from the disciplines of anthropology, culture and media studies, sociolinguistics, women's studies, and psychology, as well as from her formal background in international relations and languages. She received her B.A. in Political Science from University of Massachusetts after completing fellowships in Paris, Stuttgart, and Chengdu. She currently resides in Philadelphia and her blog is located at www.softpowerpunch.wordpress.com .