Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination

Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination

by Anne Allison, Gary Cross
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Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination by Anne Allison

From sushi and karaoke to martial arts and technoware, the currency of made-in-Japan cultural goods has skyrocketed in the global marketplace during the past decade. The globalization of Japanese "cool" is led by youth products: video games, manga (comic books), anime (animation), and cute characters that have fostered kid crazes from Hong Kong to Canada. Examining the crossover traffic between Japan and the United States, Millennial Monsters explores the global popularity of Japanese youth goods today while it questions the make-up of the fantasies and the capitalistic conditions of the play involved. Arguing that part of the appeal of such dream worlds is the polymorphous perversity with which they scramble identity and character, the author traces the postindustrial milieux from which such fantasies have arisen in postwar Japan and been popularly received in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520938991
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 06/30/2006
Series: Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes , #13
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 356
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Anne Allison is Professor and Chair of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University, and author of Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan (UC Press, 2000) and Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club (1994).

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