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From Impressionism to Anime : Japan as Fantasy and Fan Cult in the Mind of the West - Susan J. Napier

From Impressionism to Anime

Japan as Fantasy and Fan Cult in the Mind of the West

Hardcover Published: 11th March 2008
ISBN: 9781403962133
Number Of Pages: 260

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What is it about anime that is so appealing to a transnational fan base? This book takes 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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A CHOICE Review of Books Outstanding Academic TitlePraise for Susan Napier's previous book, Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke:"A thoughtful and carefully researched account." - The New York Times"This worthy addition to the burgeoning literature on Japanese popular culture will stand the test of time." - Choice

Introduction: Orientalism, (soft) Power and Pleasure
Japonisme from Monet to Van Gogh
“Mon Semblable! Mon Frere”: Collecting, Doubling and Mirroring Japan in England and America 1878-1941
Paths of Power: Japan as Utopia and Dystopia in the Postwar American Imagination
The Dark Heart of Fantasy: Japanese Women in the Eyes of the Western Male
90’s and Beyond: Japanese Fantasy Takes Wing
Anime Nation: Cons, Cosplay and (Sub) Cultural Capital
Differing Destinations: Cultural Identification, Orientalism, and “Soft Power” in 21st Century Anime Fandom
In Search of Sacred Space? Anime Fandom and MiyazakiWorld
Conclusion: From Fans to Fandom
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ISBN: 9781403962133
ISBN-10: 1403962138
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 11th March 2008
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1