Cinema Anime / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $15.41
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 79%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $15.41   
  • New (3) from $69.56   
  • Used (7) from $15.41   

Overview

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 anime's concerns with gender identity, anxieties about body mutation and technological monstrosity, and apocalyptic fantasies. The contributors dismantle the distinction between "high" and "low" culture and offer compelling arguments for the value and importance of the study of anime and popular culture as a key link in the translation from the local to the global.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

"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

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403970602
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,422,990
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

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

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Screening Anime—Steven T. Brown
Part I: Towards a Cultural Politics of Anime
• "Excuse Me, Who Are You?": Performance, the Gaze, and the Female in the Works of Kon Satoshi—Susan Napier
• The Americanization of Anime and Manga: Negotiating Popular Culture—Antonia Levi * The Advent of Meguro Empress: Decoding the Avant-Pop Anime TAMALA 2010—Tatsumi Takayuki * Part II: Post-Human Bodies in the Animated Imaginary
• Frankenstein and the Cyborg Metropolis—Sharalyn Orbaugh
• Animated Bodies and Cybernetic Selves: The Animatrix and the Question of Post-Humanity—Carl Silvio
• The Robots from Takkun's Head: Cyborg Adolescence in FLCL—Brian Ruh
Part III: Anime and the Limits of Cinema
• The First Time as Farce: Digital Animation and the Repetition of Cinema—Thomas Lamarre
• "Such is the Contrivance of the Cinematograph" Dur(anim)ation, Modernity, and Edo Culture in Tabaimo's Animated Installations—Livia Monnet

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 15 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(10)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(3)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 15 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Moonlight: Bleach RP

    Would anyone like to do a Bleach RP with me?

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Sayu Hashimoto

    *sigh* i wish we could read mangas on the nook.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    ???

    Whats an rc? Shouldnt you be writing about the book?

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2014

    To moonlight

    Sure i watching bleach right now ichigo verus kempachi zarraki it my hird favorite fight with kempachi so i would love to rp bleach post details here.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Black Butler Rp

    @ Black Butler res 1

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Thought Provoking

    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!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    U should b with me

    Call me if u care 4 me Z.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Zay

    All anime is awsome who wants to start one?I do

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Ciel

    Can I be the girl version of Ciel Phantomhive from Black Butler? Pweeeeese :3

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Join our clan

    At all results for rain.~Mocking dragon.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Anita

    Hello

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Desu

    Its far......very far....come to result 4 i hve a map

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Kate

    *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.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    To Adam

    Meant sixth result, sorry.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Kibou

    Im back...

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 15 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)