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Routledge Handbook of Japanese Media

Edited by: Fabienne Darling-Wolf

Print publication date:  February  2018
Online publication date:  February  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138917415
eBook ISBN: 9781315689036
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315689036
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Media is a comprehensive study of the key contemporary issues and scholarly discussions around Japanese media. Covering a wide variety of forms and types from newspapers, television and fi lm, to music, manga and social media, this book examines the role of the media in shaping Japanese society from the Meiji era?s intense engagement with Western culture to our current period of rapid digital innovation.

Featuring the work of an international team of scholars, the handbook is divided into five thematic sections:

  • The historical background of the Japanese media from the Meiji Restoration to the immediate postwar era.
  • Japan?s national and political identity imagined and negotiated through diff erent aspects of the media, including Japan?s ?lost decade? of the 1990s and today?s ?post- Fukushima? society.
  • The representation of Japanese identities, including race, gender and sexuality, in contemporary media.
  • The role of Japanese media in everyday life.
  • The Japanese media in a broader global context.

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book will be of use to students and scholars of Japanese culture and society, Asian media and Japanese popular culture.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Who’s the ‘great imitator’? Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Girls’ magazines and the creation of shōjo identities Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Gender, consumerism and women’s magazines in interwar Japan Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Eusociality and the Japanese media machine in the Great East Asia War, 1931–1945  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Fire!  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Sport, media and technonationalism in the history of the Tokyo Olympics Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Born again yokozuna  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Changing political communication in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  9:  ‘National idols’ Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Media idols and the regime of truth about national identity in post-3.11 Japan Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Queering mainstream media Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Mediated masculinities Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Writing sexual identity onto the small screen Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Housewives watching crime Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Beyond the absent father stereotype Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Japan Times’ imagined communities Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Culture of the print newspaper Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Japanese youth and SNS use Download PDF
Chapter  19:  On manual bots and being human on Twitter Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Keitai in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Character goods, cheerfulness and cuteness Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Nature, media and the future Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Cultural policy, cross-border dialogue and cultural diversity Download PDF
Chapter  24:  I hate you, no I love you Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Remade by Inter-Asia Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Anime’s distribution worlds Download PDF
Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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