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

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William M. Tsutsui, Michiko Ito
Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 23, 2006 - Performing Arts - 212 pages
These essays consider the Godzilla films and how they were shaped (by and in turn shaped) postwar Japanese culture, as well as the globalization of Japanese pop culture icons in the wake of the Godzilla phenomenon. They fall within a wide range of disciplines: film studies, anthropology, history, literature, theater, and cultural studies. Contributors include Susan Napier, Anne Allison, Christine Yano, and others.

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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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