Networks of Desire PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Networks of Desire free pdf

"Japan's pop culture, once believed unexportable, is now hitting the shores of other nations like a tsunami. In North America, young fans consume vast amounts of manga and anime, while academics increasingly study the entire J-pop phenomenon to understand it. One community has passion while the other has discipline, and what has been lacking is a bridge between the two. Mechademia" is the bridge, and with a name like that, how can one go wrong? So why wait? Hop in your giant mobile suit and stomp down to the local real or virtual bookstore to purchase a copy right now!" --Frederik L. Schodt, author of Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics"

Networks of Desire"--the second volume in the Mechademia" series, an annual forum devoted to critical and creative work on Japanese anime, manga, and the fan cultures that have coalesced around them--explores the varieties of desire that structure and influence much of contemporary anime and manga in manifestations that range from the explicitly sexual to more sublimated text and imagery. Collecting original essays by scholars, artists, and fans, Networks of Desire" considers key issues at play in a Japanese society increasingly uncertain of its place in a globalized world: from idealized representations of same-sex desire in such shojo" manga (girls's comics) as The Rose of Versailles, " to fan fiction inspired by the gender-switching manga Ranma 1/2," to desire in otaku communities.

Deftly weaving together desire and discourse, Mechademia 2" illuminates the techno-carnal fantasies, animalistic consumption, political nostalgia, and existential hunger underlying the most popular and influential expressions of Japanese popular culture today.

Contributors: Brent Allison, U of Georgia- Meredith Suzanne Hahn Aquila- Hiroki Azuma- William L. Benzon- Christopher Bolton, Williams College- Martha Cornog- Patrick Drazen- Marc Hairston, U of Texas, Dallas- Mari Kotani- Shu Kuge, Penn State U- Margherita Long, U of California, Riverside- Daisuke Miyao- Hiromi Mizuno, U of Minnesota- Mariana Ortega- Timothy Perper- Eron Rauch- Trina Robbins- Brian Ruh, Indiana U- Deborah Shamoon, U of Notre Dame- Masami Toku, California State U, Chico- Keith Vincent, NYU.

Frenchy Lunning is professor of liberal arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and editor of Mechademia 1: Emerging Worlds of Anime and Manga" (Minnesota, 2006).

About Frenchy Lunning

Regrettably, currently we simply cannot supply you with information about the Writer Frenchy Lunning. However this doesn't mean that we do not work on the variety. In addition we inquire you allow us in this make any difference. In case you have free time and require will exceptionally value in case you share with all of us your information. Whenever having these kinds of comments and knowledge coming from customers concerning the Networks of Desire Author Frenchy Lunning, most of us very first the woman's check. When most of us be certain that all accurate, just write-up the item. All of us fully grasp this aid as well as many thanks ahead of time.

Details Book

Author : Frenchy Lunning
Publisher : University of Minnesota Press
Data Published : 26 December 2007
ISBN : 081665266X
EAN : 9780816652662
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Networks of Desire

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • Emerging Worlds of Anime and Manga free pdfEmerging Worlds of Anime and Manga

    After decades in which American popular culture dominated global media and markets. Japanese popular culture--primarily manga and anime. but also toys. card and video games..

  • Moe Manifesto free pdfMoe Manifesto

    MOE is a huge cultural phenomenon and one of the driving forces behind the enormous success of Japanese anime and manga not just in Japan now. but throughout the world. In Japan. avid fans of manga comics..

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Manga Fantasy Creatures, Illustrated free pdfThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Manga Fantasy Creatures, Illustrated

    "Learn how to draw fantasy creatures manga style." Reading manga has grown increasingly popular over the past few years. as has the desire to learn how to create one s own manga characters..

  • Drawing Manga Kit free pdfDrawing Manga Kit

    Manga is the Japanese word for "comic." and manga-influenced art has captured the attention of many. This complete manga kit includes cutting-edge manga art as well as clear. step-by-step illustrations and instructions that make it easy for anyone to draw manga..

  • Watching Anime, Reading Manga free pdfWatching Anime, Reading Manga

    Anime's influence can be found in every corner of American media. from film and television to games and graphic arts. And Fred Patten is largely responsible. He was reading "manga" and watching "anime" before most of the current generation of fans was born..

  • Networks of Desire free pdfNetworks of Desire


    "Japan's pop culture, once believed unexportable, is now hitting the shores of other nations like a tsunami. In North America, young fans consume vast amounts of manga and anime, while academics