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

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W. Tsutsui, M. Ito
Springer, Jul 22, 2006 - Social Science - 212 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 When Godzilla Speaks
9
Mourning Modernity as Monstrosity
21
3 Gojira as Japans First Postwar Media Event
41
Godzilla in Cold War America
51
Intertextuality Childish Spectatorship and the National Body
63
Consuming the South Pacific in 1960s Japan
82
7 Hybridity and Negotiated Identity in Japanese Popular Culture
103
Ohashi Yasuhikos Gojira in Japan and Canada
127
10 Godzilla Meets Super Kyōgen or How a Dinosaur Saved the World
139
Pink Globalization and Its Critics Abroad
153
Cult Fandom in a Japanese LiveAction TV Show in Hawaii
167
Japanese Pop Culture in Contemporary Russia
181
He Did the Stomp He Did the Monster Stomp
200
Index
205
Copyright

Classroom Encounters with a Cultural Icon
111

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About the author (2006)

WILLIAM M. TSUTSUI is Associate Professor of History at the University of Kansas, USA. He is also the author of Godzilla on My Mind (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and two books on Japanese history.

MICHIKO ITO is Japanese Studies Librarian at the University of Kansas, USA.

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