Cinema Anime

Cinema Anime

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by Steven T. Brown
     
 

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This collection charts the terrain of contemporary Japanese animation, one of the most explosive forms of visual culture to emerge at the crossroads of transnational cultural production in the last twenty-five years. The essays offer bold and insightful engagement with animé's concerns with gender identity, anxieties about body mutation and technological

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This collection charts the terrain of contemporary Japanese animation, one of the most explosive forms of visual culture to emerge at the crossroads of transnational cultural production in the last twenty-five years. The essays offer bold and insightful engagement with animé's concerns with gender identity, anxieties about body mutation and technological monstrosity, and apocalyptic fantasies of the end of history. The contributors dismantle the distinction between 'high' and 'low' culture and offer compelling arguments for the value and importance of the study of animé and popular culture as a key link in the translation from the local to the global.

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"Both cinema and animation have served simultaneously as transnational cultural forms as well as national forums, formed by specific discourses on nationalism and modernization. In fact, in the 1910s-20s Japan, animation was not defined as distinct from cinema in terms of social regulations or production concerns. Animation, together with cinema, came under the scrutiny of public educators, censors and national ideologues. The point of intersection for these diverse concerns was the construction of national cinema for international dissemination. The attempt of Cinema Anime to dismantle the distinction between cinema and animation, national cinema and transnational visual culture, is genuinely challenging, but definitely necessary in the tension-ridden period of media globalization."

-Daisuke Miyao, University of Oregon, USA

'Cinema Anime is an important and thought-provoking collection of essays by a number of the leading figures in the field. It includes some of the first scholarly work on several challenging and noteworthy anime that have not received enough academic attention up to now. With chapters that range from cross-cultural overviews to ambitious critical interventions, this volume will be of interest to a wide audience, from students to experienced scholars. Indeed, Cinema Anime should be required reading for anyone committed to anime criticism.'

-Christopher Bolton, Senior Editorial Board, Mechademia

"The brain is the screen," as quoted in the introduction, is an apt expression of Cinema Anime's aim to keep thinking in new ways about anime even as it gains its mindshare, to take new positions towards it even as it finds its place. Its academics know where to look within LAIN, the one show that best learned the liberating message of EVANGELION; Satoshi Kon, the most important anime director to emerge in the past decade and without, showing how film technology itself informs the narrative of anime and how contemporary installation artists draw it forth from flatland to examine our real space. Cinema Anime rephrases the question: where anime is, rather than what it is to be defined.

-Carl Gustav Horn, author of Strange Colors: The Power of Japanese Animation

'This is a worthy addition to any Anime fans' library or for those who want to study the media in more depth.' - Phil Jones, SF Crowsnest

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230258686
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/02/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Steven Brown is Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Popular Culture at the University of Oregon.

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Cinema Anime 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*sigh* i wish we could read mangas on the nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Call or reply back to tell me because i have the sample and have not read it yet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He smiled. "Because I like messing with you!" He giggled.(l know m thank you for caring. I am more worried about her. Shebtold me her mom tolder she was worthless, hits her and treats her like trash. I cant just do nothing, my biological mom treated me the same way and was ab<_>usive. I dont really know what to do to help her though)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
@ Black Butler res 1
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Based on pages 32 to 35 of the sample alone, I believe this book is one of the most engaging and thought provoking reads that I have read in a year! This is a humanities book that chronicles Japanese animation as a fast rising source of entertainment, news, and trends in social change. One such example given was the Japanese animation drama "Serial Experiments: Lain" where the protagonist is put through a miriad of mind games that are dictated by her society and doppleganger. The book reflects on the world events of the time the books are published and shows how such thoughts followed with the changes in our actual, known world. This book seems very well worth buying! I highly recommebd it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All anime is awsome who wants to start one?I do
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meant sixth result, sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At all results for rain.~Mocking dragon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its far......very far....come to result 4 i hve a map
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im back...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whats an rc? Shouldnt you be writing about the book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*she looks at the picture* ur narutos son right.im a friend of his. Hinata too. Idk what happened to them after they left to fight pain...i was ingured and when i healed i was unable to find them...i hope there ok. I know u must feel really upset huh. Im sorry.