Boys Love Manga

Author: Antonia Levi
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786441952
Format: PDF, Mobi
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""Boys' love," a male-male homoerotic genre written primarily by women for women, enjoys global popularity and is one of the most rapidly growing publishing niches in the United States. This collection of 14 essays addresses boys' love as it has been rece

Japanische Popul rkultur und Gender

Author: Michiko Mae
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365810063X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Seit den 1990er Jahren erlebt die japanische Populärkultur einen weltweiten Boom und prägt das Bewusstsein und Verhalten, die Kommunikation und das Alltagsleben vieler junger Menschen. Sie öffnet Räume, in denen neue Geschlechterkonstellationen erprobt und mit neuen Lebensformen experimentiert werden kann. Inwiefern dieses Experimentieren mit Geschlechterrollen und der subversive Umgang mit Genderkonstellationen charakteristisch sind für Manga, Anime, TV-Serien, Cosplay, Tischrollenspiele oder Fanfiction, zeigen die Beiträge in diesem Band. Sie machen allerdings auch deutlich, wie sich die japanische Populärkultur am Massengeschmack orientiert und durch Konsumindustrie und Kommerz beeinflusst wird. Dadurch werden bestehende Geschlechterbilder reproduziert, die den Status quo bestätigen. Aber gerade in dieser Ambivalenz, in Brüchen und Widersprüchen zeigt sich, welches Potential die Analysen populärkultureller Produkte nicht nur für die Weiterentwicklung der Kultur- und Medienforschung, sondern auch der Genderforschung erschließen können.

Law and Justice in Japanese Popular Culture

Author: Ashley Pearson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351470507
Format: PDF
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In a world of globalised media, Japanese popular culture has become a signifi cant fountainhead for images, narrative, artefacts, and identity. From Pikachu, to instantly identifi able manga memes, to the darkness of adult anime, and the hyper- consumerism of product tie- ins, Japan has bequeathed to a globalised world a rich variety of ways to imagine, communicate, and interrogate tradition and change, the self, and the technological future. Within these foci, questions of law have often not been far from the surface: the crime and justice of Astro Boy; the property and contract of Pokémon; the ecological justice of Nausicaä; Shinto’s focus on order and balance; and the anxieties of origins in J- horror. This volume brings together a range of global scholars to refl ect on and critically engage with the place of law and justice in Japan’s popular cultural legacy. It explores not only the global impact of this legacy, but what the images, games, narratives, and artefacts that comprise it reveal about law, humanity, justice, and authority in the twenty-first century.

Boys Love Cosplay and Androgynous Idols

Author: Maud Lavin
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9888390805
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Chinese-speaking popular cultures have never been so queer in this digital, globalist age. The title of this pioneering volume, Boys’ Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan already gives an idea of the colorful, multifaceted realms the fans inhabit today. Contributors to this collection situate the proliferation of (often online) queer representations, productions, fantasies, and desires as a reaction against the norms in discourses surrounding nation-states, linguistics, geopolitics, genders, and sexualities. Moving beyond the easy polarities between general resistance and capitulation, Queer Fan Cultures explores the fans’ diverse strategies in negotiating with cultural strictures and media censorship. It further outlines the performance of subjectivity, identity, and agency that cyberspace offers to female fans. Presenting a wide array of concrete case studies of queer fandoms in Chinese-speaking contexts, the essays in this volume challenge long-established Western-centric and Japanese-focused fan scholarship by highlighting the significance and specificities of Sinophone queer fan cultures and practices in a globalized world. The geographic organization of the chapters illuminates cultural differences and the other competing forces shaping geocultural intersections among fandoms based in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. “This important collection complicates our understanding of fan practices, showing how national and regional factors play an important role in how media texts and identities are understood. It also shows how the Chinese-speaking world is home to dense and often conflicting modes of audience reception of cultural texts deriving from Sinophone, Japanese, and Western contexts.” —Mark McLelland, University of Wollongong “An exciting anthology by a talented group of emergent scholars whose vibrant studies offer fresh insights on the diverse practices and transregional flows of queer fandom in the Chinese-speaking world. Local in its specificity and transnational in its scope, this book highlights the creativity of queer fan practices while critically locating them within the political and social structures that produce them.” —Helen Hok-Sze Leung, Simon Fraser University

Mangatopia

Author: Timothy Perper
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591589088
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Within the last decade, anime and manga have become extremely popular in the United States. Mangatopia: Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World provides a sophisticated anthology of varied commentary from authors well-versed in both formats. These essays provide insights unavailable on the Internet, giving the interested general reader in-depth information well beyond the basic, "Japanese Comics 101" level, and providing those who teach and write about manga and anime valuable knowledge to further expand their expertise. The topics addressed range widely across various artists and art styles, media methodology and theory, reception of manga and anime in different cultural markets, and fan behavior. Specific subjects covered include sexually explicit manga drawn and read by women; the roots of manga in Japanese and world film; the complexity of fan activities, including "cosplay," fan-drawn manga, and fans' highly specific predilections; right-wing manga; and manga about Hiroshima and despair following World War II. The book closes with an examination of the international appeal of manga and anime.

Naughty Girls and Gay Male Romance Porn Slash Fiction Boys Love Manga and Other Works by Female Cross Voyeurs in the U S Academic Discourses

Author: Carola Katharina Bauer
Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
ISBN: 3954895013
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Despite the fact that there actually exists a large number of pornographic and romantic texts about male homosexuality consumed and produced by American women since the 1970s, the "abnormality" of those female cross-voyeurs is constantly underlined in U.S. popular and academic culture. As the astonished, public reactions in the face of a largely female (heterosexual) audience of “Brokeback Mountain” (2005) and “Queer as Folk” (2000-2005) have shown, a woman's erotic/romantic interest in male homosexuality is definitely not as accepted as its male counterpart (men consuming lesbian porn). In the academic publications on female cross-voyeurs, the application of double standards with regard to male/female cross-voyeurism is even more obvious. As Karen Hellekson and Kristina Busse note in their "Introduction" to “Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Internet” (2006), slash fiction – fan fiction about male homosexual relationships mainly produced and consumed by women – has stood in the center of fan fiction studies so far, despite being merely a subgenre of it. The reason for this seems to be an urge to explain the underlying motivations for the fascination of women with m/m romance or pornography within the academic discourse – a trend which differs completely from the extremely under-theorized complex of men interested in "lesbians." It is this obvious influence of conventional gender stereotypes on the perception of these phenomena that provokes me to examine the way in which the works of female cross-voyeurism and their consumers/producers are conceptualized in the U.S. scholarly accounts. In many ways, this thesis explores unknown territories and respectively tries to take a closer look at academic problems that have not been adequately addressed yet.

Comics und Graphic Novels

Author: Julia Abel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3476054438
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Diese Einführung liefert einen Überblick über die historisch-kulturellen, theoretischen und analytischen Dimensionen der Beschäftigung mit Comics und Graphic Novels und ist dabei gleichermaßen systematisch wie praxisbezogen ausgerichtet. So informieren ausgewiesene Experten in Einzelbeiträgen etwa über medientheoretische Aspekte, Fragen der besonderen Produktion, Distribution und Rezeption von Comics, über zentrale Genres und ihre Klassiker und stellen ein handhabbares Instrumentarium zur Comic-Analyse vor. Abgerundet wird der Band durch Ausführungen zu Web-Comics und zu Institutionen der Comic-Forschung, durch ein Glossar und kommentierte Hinweise zur Fachliteratur bei jedem Beitrag. Mit Beiträgen von Julia Abel, Jochen Ecke, Barbara Eder, Christian Endres, Lukas Etter, Ole Frahm, Björn Hammel, Urs Hangartner, Matthias Harbeck, Christian Klein, Andreas C. Knigge, Stephan Köhn, Stephan Packard, Andreas Platthaus, Monika Schmitz-Emans, Marie Schröer, Daniel Stein, Ralph Trommer, Antonius Weixler, Lukas Werner