Pink Globalization

Pink Globalization PDF Author: Christine Reiko Yano
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822353636
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 337

Book Description
Tracing the global circulation and consumption of Hello Kitty, Christine R. Yano analyzes the spread of Japanese "cute-cool" culture, which she sees as combining kitsch with an ironic self-referentiality.

The Challenges of Globalization

The Challenges of Globalization PDF Author:
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428966633
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 62

Book Description
Presents "Challenges of Globalization," the remarks by Joan E. Spero, the Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, at the World Economic Development Congress in Washington, DC, on September 26, 1996. Discusses the challenges of the increasing integration of the world economy.

In Godzilla's Footsteps

In Godzilla's Footsteps PDF Author: W. Tsutsui
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403984409
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 212

Book Description
These essays consider the Godzilla films and how they shaped and influenced postwar Japanese culture, as well as the globalization of Japanese pop culture icons. There are contributions from Film Studies, Anthropology, History, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies and from Susan Napier, Anne Allison, Christine Yano and others.

Maiko Masquerade

Maiko Masquerade PDF Author: Jan Bardsley
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520968948
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 300

Book Description
Maiko Masquerade explores Japanese representations of the maiko, or apprentice geisha, in films, manga, and other popular media as an icon of exemplary girlhood. Jan Bardsley traces how the maiko, long stigmatized as a victim of sexual exploitation, emerges in the 2000s as the chaste keeper of Kyoto’s classical artistic traditions. Insider accounts by maiko and geisha, their leaders and fans, show pride in the training, challenges, and rewards maiko face. No longer viewed as a toy for men’s amusement, she serves as catalyst for women’s consumer fun. This change inspires stories of ordinary girls—and even one boy—striving to embody the maiko ideal, engaging in masquerades that highlight questions of personal choice, gender performance, and national identity.

The Afterlife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi

The Afterlife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi PDF Author: Susan Westhafer Furukawa
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 1684176379
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 240

Book Description
Popular representations of the past are everywhere in Japan, from cell phone charms to manga, from television dramas to video games to young people dressed as their favorite historical figures hanging out in the hip Harajuku district. But how does this mass consumption of the past affect the way consumers think about history and what it means to be Japanese? By analyzing representations of the famous sixteenth-century samurai leader Toyotomi Hideyoshi in historical fiction based on Taikōki, the original biography of him, this book explores how and why Hideyoshi has had a continued and ever-changing presence in popular culture in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Japan. The multiple fictionalized histories of Hideyoshi published as serial novels and novellas before, during, and after World War II demonstrate how imaginative re-presentations of Japan’s past have been used by various actors throughout the modern era. Using close reading of several novels and short stories as well as the analysis of various other texts and paratextual materials, Susan Furukawa discovers a Hideyoshi who is always changing to meet the needs of the current era, and in the process expands our understanding of the powerful role that historical narratives play in Japan.

Asian Popular Culture

Asian Popular Culture PDF Author: Anthony Y.H. Fung
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134089953
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 274

Book Description
This book examines different aspects of Asian popular culture, including films, TV, music, comedy, folklore, cultural icons, the Internet and theme parks. It raises important questions such as – What are the implications of popularity of Asian popular culture for globalization? Do regional forces impede the globalizing of cultures? Or does the Asian popular culture flow act as a catalyst or conveying channel for cultural globalization? Does the globalization of culture pose a threat to local culture? It addresses two seemingly contradictory and yet parallel processes in the circulation of Asian popular culture: the interconnectedness between Asian popular culture and western culture in an era of cultural globalization that turns subjects such as Pokémon, Hip Hop or Cosmopolitan into truly global phenomena, and the local derivatives and versions of global culture that are necessarily disconnected from their origins in order to cater for the local market. It thereby presents a collective argument that, whilst local social formations, and patterns of consumption and participation in Asia are still very much dependent on global cultural developments and the phenomena of modernity, yet such dependence is often concretized, reshaped and distorted by the local media to cater for the local market.

Handbook of Culture and Glocalization

Handbook of Culture and Glocalization PDF Author: Roudometof, Victor N.
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1839109017
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 448

Book Description
Discourse-based approaches to studying organizations have grown in significance over the last 25 years. This accessible and insightful book exemplifies how to use a discursive approach to study organizations. By drawing on her own empirical research, Cynthia Hardy aligns key theoretical assumptions with a range of case studies to demonstrate the value and adaptability of a discursive approach.

Bright Modernity

Bright Modernity PDF Author: Regina Lee Blaszczyk
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319507451
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 287

Book Description
Color is a visible technology that invisibly connects so many puzzling aspects of modern Western consumer societies—research and development, making and selling, predicting fashion trends, and more. Building on Regina Lee Blaszczyk’s go-to history of the “color revolution” in the United States, this book explores further transatlantic and multidisciplinary dimensions of the topic. Covering history from the mid nineteenth century into the immediate past, it examines the relationship between color, commerce, and consumer societies in unfamiliar settings and in the company of new kinds of experts. Readers will learn about the early dye industry, the dynamic nomenclature for color, and efforts to standardize, understand, and educate the public about color. Readers will also encounter early food coloring, new consumer goods, technical and business innovations in print and on the silver screen, the interrelationship between gender and color, and color forecasting in the fashion industry.

medi@sia

medi@sia PDF Author: T.J.M. Holden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134195540
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 296

Book Description
This new inter-disciplinary book is the first comparative, case-based analysis of media panoply in (and out of) Asia today. Examining what the authors call the "media/tion equation", the contributors demonstrate the multiple links between media, society and culture, and advance the claim that media is the key means through which Asians experience, understand, effect and are affected by the worlds containing them. Exploring a relatively neglected principle in cultural studies - that context counts - medi@sia highlights how the experiences of those encountering media messages differ depending on social, economic, politial and ideational conditions. Balancing social, cultural and media theory with empirical research, the essays in this collection provide a better understanding of the complex relationship between media and people’s practices, values and behaviour in contemporary Asia.

Novel Subjects

Novel Subjects PDF Author: Leah A. Milne
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1609387627
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 265

Book Description
In Novel Subjects, Leah Milne offers a new way to look at multicultural literature by focusing on scenes of writing in contemporary works by authors with marginalized identities. These scenes, she argues, establish authorship as a form of radical self-care--a term we owe to Audre Lorde, who defines self-care as self-preservation and "an act of political warfare."
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