Handbook of Japanese Media and Popular Culture in Transition
Handbook of Japanese Media and Popular Culture in Transition
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Part 1 - Reimagining History
1 Imagining Alternative Pasts: Imperial Nostalgia on Japanese Television (Griseldis Kirsch)
2 Truth and Limitations: Japanese Media and Disasters (Christopher P. Hood)
3 Solace or Criticism? The Representation of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Television Dramas and Films (Hilaria Gössmann)
Part 2 - Transitions and Transcultural Flows
4 Red-Light Bases (1953): A Cross-Temporal Contact Zone (Irene González-López)
5 Creating the Youth Star System in Japan: Transnational and Transmedia Phenomena (Marcos P. Centeno-Martin)
6 ....... ........... Film and televisionn: looking beyond a historic rivalry (.. .. Hiroyuki Kitaura)
7 Remaking revenge: Transnational television drama flows and the remaking of the Korean drama Mawang in Japan (Julia Stolyar)
Part 3 - Franchises and formats
8 Media mix: Theorizing and historicizing Japanese franchising (Rayna Denison)
9 Nihilistamina. Gloomy heroisms in contemporary anime (Artur Lozano-Méndez and Antonio Loriguillo-López)
10 A TV flagship sailing the currents of a changing media world: NHK’s morning drama (asadora) in the 21st century (Elisabeth Scherer)
Part 4 - Gender and media
11 Japanese popular fiction: constraint, violence and freedom in Natsuo Kirino's Out (Lyle De Souza)
12 Intersections of difference: Sex, gender and disability in Japanese visual media (Forum Mithani)
13 Marketing men (,) silencing men: The Sapporo Beer-Mifune campaign and perspectives on gender in Japanese advertising (James X. White)
14 Japanese men’s magazines: (Re)producing hybrid masculinities (Ronald Saladin)
Part 5 - Audiences and users
15 Japanese audiences, and Japanese audience studies (Jennifer Coates)
16 The serious business of song - karaoke as discipline and industry in Japan (Laurence Green)
17 Studying digital media in diasporic transnationalism context: the case of international migrants in Japan (Xinyu Promio Wang)

Forum Mithani, Griseldis Kirsch (eds)

Handbook of Japanese Media and Popular Culture in Transition

The Handbook of Japanese Media and Popular Culture in Transition brings together new research and perspectives on popular media phenomena, as well as shining a spotlight on texts that are less well known or studied. Organized into five thematic sections, the chapters span a diverse range of cultural genres, including contemporary film and television, postwar cinema, advertising, popular fiction, men’s magazines, manga and anime, karaoke and digital media. They address issues critical to contemporary Japanese society: the politicization of history, authenticity and representation, constructions of identity, trauma and social disaffection, intersectionality and trans/nationalism. Drawing on methods and approaches from a range of disciplines, the chapters make explicit the interconnections between these areas of research and map out possible trajectories for future inquiry. As such, the handbook will be of value to both novice scholars and seasoned researchers, working within and/or beyond the Japanese media studies remit.
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Forum Mithani

FDr Forum Mithani is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow based at Cardiff University. Recent publications include the (co-edited) Handbook of Japanese Media and Popular Culture in Transition and “(De)Constructing Nostalgic Myths of the Mother in Japanese Drama Woman” (SERIES 5:2).

Griseldis Kirsch

Griseldis Kirsch is Reader in Contemporary Japanese Culture at SOAS University of London. She is the author of Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations on Screen. A History: 1989-2005 (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015) and co-editor of the volume Assembling Japan: Technology, Modernity and Global Culture (Peter Lang, 2015). Her research interests include nationalism, identity and memory in Japanese screen media and she has published widely on these topics.