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The Resource Fandom unbound : otaku culture in a connected world, edited by Mizuko Ito, Daisuke Okabe, Izumi Tsuji

Fandom unbound : otaku culture in a connected world, edited by Mizuko Ito, Daisuke Okabe, Izumi Tsuji

Label
Fandom unbound : otaku culture in a connected world
Title
Fandom unbound
Title remainder
otaku culture in a connected world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mizuko Ito, Daisuke Okabe, Izumi Tsuji
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In recent years, otaku culture has emerged as one of Japan's major cultural exports and as a genuinely transnational phenomenon. This timely volume investigates how this once marginalized popular culture has come to play a major role in Japan's identity at home and abroad. In the American context, the word otaku is best translated as 'geek'--an ardent fan with highly specialized knowledge and interests. But it is associated especially with fans of specific Japan-based cultural genres, including anime, manga, and video games. Most important of all, as this collection shows, is the way otaku culture represents a newly participatory fan culture in which fans not only organize around niche interests but produce and distribute their own media content. In this collection of essays, Japanese and American scholars offer richly detailed descriptions of how this once stigmatized Japanese youth culture created its own alternative markets and cultural products such as fan fiction, comics, costumes, and remixes, becoming a major international force that can challenge the dominance of commercial media. By exploring the rich variety of otaku culture from multiple perspectives, this groundbreaking collection provides fascinating insights into the present and future of cultural production and distribution in the digital age."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.487
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM646
LC item number
.F37 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Itō, Mizuko
  • Okabe, Daisuke
  • Tsuji, Izumi
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Subculture
  • Fans (Persons)
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Animated films
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Japan
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Animated films
  • Civilization
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Fans (Persons)
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Subculture
  • Japan
Label
Fandom unbound : otaku culture in a connected world, edited by Mizuko Ito, Daisuke Okabe, Izumi Tsuji
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why study train oaku? A social history of imagination / Izumi Isuji -- Database animals / Hiroki Azuma -- Japan's cynical nationalism / Akihiro Kitada -- Strategies of engagement : discovering, defining, and describing otaku culture in the United States / Lawrence Eng -- Comic market as space for self-expression in otaku culture / Hiroaki Tamagawa -- Otaku and the city : the rebirth of Akihabara / Kaichiro Morikawa -- Anime and Manga fandom as networked culture / Lawrence Eng -- Contributors versus leechers ; fansubbing ethics and a hybrid public culture / Mizuko Ito -- Making fujoshi identity visible and invisible / Daisuke Okabe and Kimi Ishida -- Cosplay, learning, and cultural practice / Daisuke Okabe -- The fighting gamer otaku community : what are they "fighting" about? / Yoshimasa Kijima -- "As long as it's not Linkin Park Z" : popularity, distinction, and status in the AMV subculture / Mizuko Ito
Control code
792819324
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 320 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300158649
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114bdk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)792819324
Label
Fandom unbound : otaku culture in a connected world, edited by Mizuko Ito, Daisuke Okabe, Izumi Tsuji
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why study train oaku? A social history of imagination / Izumi Isuji -- Database animals / Hiroki Azuma -- Japan's cynical nationalism / Akihiro Kitada -- Strategies of engagement : discovering, defining, and describing otaku culture in the United States / Lawrence Eng -- Comic market as space for self-expression in otaku culture / Hiroaki Tamagawa -- Otaku and the city : the rebirth of Akihabara / Kaichiro Morikawa -- Anime and Manga fandom as networked culture / Lawrence Eng -- Contributors versus leechers ; fansubbing ethics and a hybrid public culture / Mizuko Ito -- Making fujoshi identity visible and invisible / Daisuke Okabe and Kimi Ishida -- Cosplay, learning, and cultural practice / Daisuke Okabe -- The fighting gamer otaku community : what are they "fighting" about? / Yoshimasa Kijima -- "As long as it's not Linkin Park Z" : popularity, distinction, and status in the AMV subculture / Mizuko Ito
Control code
792819324
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 320 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300158649
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114bdk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)792819324

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