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Author Ingulsrud, John E.

Title Reading Japan cool : patterns of manga literacy and discourse / John E. Ingulsrud and Kate Allen
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 230 pages) : illustrations
Contents Manga in the discourse of Japan cool -- The nature of Manga discourse -- Manga in the history of literacy -- The literacy practices of reading Manga -- Strategies for comprehending Manga -- Reasons for reading Manga -- The effects of literacy
Summary Japanese animation, video games, and manga have attracted fans around the world. The characters, the stories, and the sensibilities that come out of these cultural products are together called Japan Cool. This is not a sudden fad, but is rooted in manga--Japanese comics--which since the mid-1940s have developed in an exponential way. In spite of a gradual decline in readership, manga still commands over a third of the publishing output. The volume of manga works that is being produced and has been throughhistory is enormous. There are manga publications that attract readers of all ages and gen
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-224) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- History and criticism.
Literacy -- Japan.
Popular culture -- Japanese influences.
Popular education -- Japan.
Reading -- Social aspects -- Japan.
Sociolinguistics -- Japan.
Video games -- Japan -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Allen, Kate, 1950-
ISBN 0739135074 (electronic bk.)
9780739135075 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)