Asian Popular Culture in Transition

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Lorna Fitzsimmons, John A. Lent
Routledge, 2012 - Social Science - 187 pages
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Asian Popular Culture in Transition examines contemporary consumption practices in South Korea, China, India, and Japan, and both updates and extends popular culture studies of the region. Through an interdisciplinary lens, this collection of essays explores how recent advances and shifts in information technologies and globalization have impacted cultural markets, fashion, the digital generation, mobile culture, femininity, matrimonial advertising, and a film actress' image and performance. Drawing upon a diverse range of sources and methods including historical research, content analysis, anthropological observation, textual analyses, and interviews, Asian Popular Culture in Transition makes a significant contribution to this growing area of research.

Given its broad range of countries, theories, and approaches, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Asian studies, cultural studies, media and communication studies, and gender studies.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Cultural Markets
13
Part II Youth and Technology
75
Part III Gender
131
Index
186
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John A. Lent is publisher and editor of the International Journal of Comic Art, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA.

Lorna Fitzsimmons is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Humanities Program at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Los Angeles, USA.

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