In Godzilla's Footsteps: Japanese Pop Culture Icons on the Global Stage / Edition 1

In Godzilla's Footsteps: Japanese Pop Culture Icons on the Global Stage / Edition 1

by William M. Tsutsui, Michiko Ito
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403964637

ISBN-13: 9781403964632

Pub. Date: 07/23/2006

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

These essays consider the Godzilla films and how they shaped and influenced postwar Japanese culture, as well as the globalization of Japanese pop culture icons. There are contributions from Film Studies, Anthropology, History, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies and from Susan Napier, Anne Allison, Christine Yano and others.  See more details below

Overview

These essays consider the Godzilla films and how they shaped and influenced postwar Japanese culture, as well as the globalization of Japanese pop culture icons. There are contributions from Film Studies, Anthropology, History, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies and from Susan Napier, Anne Allison, Christine Yano and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403964632
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
07/23/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
846,031
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; W.M.Tsutsui When Godzilla Speaks; S.Napier Mobilizing Gojira: Mourning Modernity as Monstrosity; M.Anderson Gojira as Japan's First Postwar Media Event; B.Kushner Lost in Translation and Morphed in Transit: Godzilla in Cold War America; S.Guthrie-Shimizu Wrestling with Godzilla: Intertextuality, Childish Spectatorship, and the National Body; A.Gerow Mothra's Gigantic Egg: Consuming the South Pacific in 1960s Japan; Yoshikuni Hybridity and Negotiated Identity in Japanese Popular Culture; J.Boss Teaching Godzilla: Classroom Encounters with a Cultural Icon; J.Bernardi "Our First Kiss Had a Radioactive Taste": Ohashi Yasuhiko's Gojira in Japan and Canada; K.J.Wetmore Jr. Godzilla Meets Super-Kyogen, or How a Dinosaur Saved the World; E.Rath Monstering the Japanese Cute: Pink Globalization and Its Critics Abroad; C.Yano Kikaida for Life: Cult Fandom in a Japanese Live-Action TV Show in Hawai'i; H.Katsuno Apocalypsis in Fantasy and Reality: Japanese Pop Culture in Contemporary Russia; Y.Mikhailova Epilogue: He Did the Stomp, He Did the Monster Stomp; T.C.Bestor

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