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From Impressionism to Anime: Japan as Fantasy and Fan Cult in the Mind of the West

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  • Seller:jesimiel
  • Sales Rank:874,365
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1st
  • Pages:272
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.9
  • Dimensions (in):0.7 x 6.1 x 9.2
  • Publication Date:December 15, 2007
  • ISBN:1403962146
  • EAN:9781403962140
  • ASIN:1403962146
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Synopsis
What is it about anime that is so appealing to a transnational fan base? Is the American attraction to anime similar to the popularity of previous fads of Japanese culture, like the Japonisants of fin-de-siecle France enamored of Japanese art and architecture, or the American poets in the fifties and sixties who latched onto haiku? Or is this something new, a product of global culture in which ethnic identities carry less weight? This book explores these issues by taking a look at anime fans and the place they occupy, both in terms of subculture in Japan and America, and in relation to Western perceptions of Japan since the late 1800s.

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