Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media Culture

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P. W. Galbraith, J. G. Karlin
Springer, Aug 30, 2012 - Social Science - 239 pages
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This is the most complete and compelling account of idols and celebrity in Japanese media culture to date. Engaging with the study of media, gender and celebrity, and sensitive to history and the contemporary scene, these interdisciplinary essays cover male and female idols, production and consumption, industrial structures and fan movements.
 

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Contents

Revisiting Idology
Patrick W Galbraith andJason G Karlin
4
Gender Performance
The Homo Cultures ofIconic
7
The Image of Desire in Japanese Consumer Capitalism
Producing and Consuming Digital Femininity
Index
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DANIEL BLACK Lecturer in the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia LUCY GLASSPOOL Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Languages and Cultures at Nagoya University in Japan ALEXANDRA HAMBLETON Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies at the University of Tokyo, Japan AOYAGI HIROSHI Professor of Asian Studies at the School of Asia 21 of Kokushikan, University in Tokyo, Japan HO SWEE LIN Assistant Professor in the School of International Studies at The Catholic University of Korea JONATHAN D. MACKINTOSH Lecturer in Japanese Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, UK W. DAVID MARX Chief Editor at the web journal Néojaponisme (http://neojaponisme.com) KAZUMI NAGAIKE Associate Professor at the Center for International Education and Research at Oita National University in Japan IGOR PRUSA Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies at the University of Tokyo, Japan