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The Resource A history of popular culture in Japan : from the seventeenth century to the present, E. Taylor Atkins

A history of popular culture in Japan : from the seventeenth century to the present, E. Taylor Atkins

Label
A history of popular culture in Japan : from the seventeenth century to the present
Title
A history of popular culture in Japan
Title remainder
from the seventeenth century to the present
Statement of responsibility
E. Taylor Atkins
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first historical overview of popular culture in Japan from its origins in the 17th century to the present day, exploring themes of conflict, power, identity, and meaning in Japanese history"--Provided by publisher
  • "The phenomenon of 'Cool Japan' is one of the distinctive features of global popular culture of the millennial age; people of all ages throughout the world consume and emulate cultural products made in Japan. A History of Popular Culture in Japan provides the first historical and analytical overview of popular culture in Japan from its origins in the 17th century to the present day, using it to explore broader themes of conflict, power, identity and meaning in Japanese history. E. Taylor Atkins shows how Japan is one of the earliest sites for the development of mass-produced, market-oriented cultural products consumed by urban middle and working classes. The best-known traditional arts and culture of Japan--Noh theater, monochrome ink painting, court literature, poetry and indigenous music--inhabited a world distinct from that of urban commoners, who fashioned their own expressive forms and laid the groundwork for today's 'gross national cool.' Popular culture was pivotal in the rise of Japanese nationalism, imperialism, militarism, postwar democracy, and economic development. Eschewing a chronological narrative to instead offer historiographical and analytical frameworks for understanding its subject, A History of Popular Culture in Japan synthesizes the latest scholarship from a variety of disciplines. It is a vital resource for students of Japanese cultural history wishing to gain a deeper understanding of Japan's contributions to global cultural heritage, and a nuanced view of how popular culture provides a space for Japanese to understand themselves and their place in the world"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atkins, E. Taylor
Dewey number
306.2952
Index
index present
LC call number
DS821
LC item number
.A755 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
Label
A history of popular culture in Japan : from the seventeenth century to the present, E. Taylor Atkins
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Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The worst which has been thought and said ? : defining popular culture -- 2. Floating worlds : the birth of popular culture in Japan -- 3. Delicate dancing : early modern Japan's culture wars -- 4. Popular Culture as subject and object of Meiji modernization -- 5. Cultural living : cosmopolitan modernism in imperial Japan -- 6. Entertaining empire : popular culture as a "technology of imperialism"-- 7. "Our spirit against their steel" : mobilizing culture for War -- 8. Democracy, monstrosity, and pensive prosperity : postwar pop -- 9. Millennial Japan as Dream Factory -- Afterword: Contemplating Cool
Control code
ocn961007660
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9781474258531
Lccn
2017002938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781474258548
  • (OCoLC)961007660
Label
A history of popular culture in Japan : from the seventeenth century to the present, E. Taylor Atkins
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The worst which has been thought and said ? : defining popular culture -- 2. Floating worlds : the birth of popular culture in Japan -- 3. Delicate dancing : early modern Japan's culture wars -- 4. Popular Culture as subject and object of Meiji modernization -- 5. Cultural living : cosmopolitan modernism in imperial Japan -- 6. Entertaining empire : popular culture as a "technology of imperialism"-- 7. "Our spirit against their steel" : mobilizing culture for War -- 8. Democracy, monstrosity, and pensive prosperity : postwar pop -- 9. Millennial Japan as Dream Factory -- Afterword: Contemplating Cool
Control code
ocn961007660
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9781474258531
Lccn
2017002938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781474258548
  • (OCoLC)961007660

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