The Cool-Kawaii: Afro-Japanese Aesthetics and New World Modernity

The Cool-Kawaii: Afro-Japanese Aesthetics and New World Modernity

by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739148457
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Thorsten Botz-Bornstein is assistant professor of philosophy at the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1.Cool and Kawaii Chapter 4 2.New World Modernity Chapter 5 3.Aspects of Cuteness Chapter 6 4.Cross Gender Tendencies in Cool and Kawaii Chapter 7 5.Coolness between Virtue Ethics and Aesthetics Chapter 8 6.The Temptation of Kitsch Chapter 9 7.Kitsch in Japan: Tradition and Modernity Chapter 10 8.Cool and Dandyism: Two Words—One Concept Chapter 11 9.Dandyism, Consumer Society, and Virtual Reality Chapter 12 10.Conclusion: A Dialectics of Cool and Kawaii? Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About the Author

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