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This is a lively discussion of Japanese popular culture from an anthropological perspective. An international team of authors considers a broad range of topics, including sumo, karaoke, manga, women's magazines, soccer and morning television. Through these topics--many of which have never previously been addressed by scholars--the contributors also explore several deeper t ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published October 13th 1998 by Cambridge University Press
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Alice Jennings
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well I can't say anything too bad, Lola Martinez was my anthropology lecturer. Regardless, her introduction (the rest is written by other authors) was very good. I remember she talks about how culture is gendered but is subjective being that culture changes in Japan depending on where you are. She also critics the lack of male culture studied by anthropologists. Would definitely recommend, the whole book is well written, covering male and female culture in Japan (though obviously sticking to on ...more
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Really boring and dated articles.
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