Global Manga

Author: Casey Brienza
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131712765X
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Outside Japan, the term ’manga’ usually refers to comics originally published in Japan. Yet nowadays many publications labelled ’manga’ are not translations of Japanese works but rather have been wholly conceived and created elsewhere. These comics, although often derided and dismissed as ’fake manga’, represent an important but understudied global cultural phenomenon which, controversially, may even point to a future of ’Japanese’ comics without Japan. This book takes seriously the political economy and cultural production of this so-called ’global manga’ produced throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia and explores the conditions under which it arises and flourishes; what counts as ’manga’ and who gets to decide; the implications of global manga for contemporary economies of cultural and creative labour; the ways in which it is shaped by or mixes with local cultural forms and contexts; and, ultimately, what it means for manga to be ’authentically’ Japanese in the first place. Presenting new empirical research on the production of global manga culture from scholars across the humanities and social sciences, as well as first person pieces and historical overviews written by global manga artists and industry insiders, Global Manga will appeal to scholars of cultural and media studies, Japanese studies, and popular and visual culture.

Manga

Author: Paul Gravett
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783770465491
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Cultures of Comics Work

Author: Casey Brienza
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137550902
Format: PDF
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This anthology explores tensions between the individualistic artistic ideals and the collective industrial realities of contemporary cultural production with eighteen all-new chapters presenting pioneering empirical research on the complexities and controversies of comics work. Art Spiegelman. Alan Moore. Osamu Tezuka. Neil Gaiman. Names such as these have become synonymous with the medium of comics. Meanwhile, the large numbers of people without whose collective action no comic book would ever exist in the first place are routinely overlooked. Cultures of Comics Work unveils this hidden, global industrial labor of writers, illustrators, graphic designers, letterers, editors, printers, typesetters, publicists, publishers, distributors, translators, retailers, and countless others both directly and indirectly involved in the creative production of what is commonly thought of as the comic book. Drawing upon diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives, an international and interdisciplinary cohort of cutting-edge researchers and practitioners intervenes in debates about cultural work and paves innovative directions for comics scholarship.

The End of Cool Japan

Author: Mark McLelland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317269373
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Today’s convergent media environment offers unprecedented opportunities for sourcing and disseminating previously obscure popular culture material from Japan. However, this presents concerns regarding copyright, ratings and exposure to potentially illegal content which are serious problems for those teaching and researching about Japan. Despite young people’s enthusiasm for Japanese popular culture, these concerns spark debate about whether it can be judged harmful for youth audiences and could therefore herald the end of ‘cool Japan’. This collection brings together Japan specialists in order to identify key challenges in using Japanese popular culture materials in research and teaching. It addresses issues such as the availability of unofficially translated and distributed Japanese material; the emphasis on adult-themes, violence, sexual scenes and under-age characters; and the discrepancies in legislation and ratings systems across the world. Considering how these issues affect researchers, teachers, students and fans in the US, Canada, Australia, China, Japan and elsewhere in Asia, the contributors discuss the different ways in which academic and fan practices are challenged by local regulations. Illustrating from personal experience the sometimes fraught nature of teaching about ‘cool Japan’, they suggest ways in which Japanese Studies as a discipline needs to develop clearer guidelines for teaching and research, especially for new scholars entering the field. As the first collection to identify some of the real problems faced by teachers and researchers of Japanese popular culture as well as the students over whom they have a duty of care, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Japanese Studies and Cultural Studies.

Comics und Graphic Novels

Author: Julia Abel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3476054438
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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

Manga

Author: Paul Gravett
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856693912
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Provides an illustrated introduction to the diversity and development of Japanese comics from 1945 to the present.

Manga

Author: Toni Johnson-Woods
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826429386
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A collection of essays by an international cast of scholars, experts, and fans, providing a definitive, one-stop Manga resource.