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Title In Godzilla's footsteps : Japanese pop culture icons on the global stage / edited by William M. Tsutsui and Michiko Ito
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006


Description 1 online resource (xii, 212 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction--William M. Tsutsui * When Godzilla Speaks--Susan Napier * Mobilizing Gojira: Mourning Modernity as Monstrosity--Mark Anderson * Gojira as Japan's First Postwar Media Event--Barak Kushner * Lost in Translation and Morphed in Transit: Godzilla in Cold War America--Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu * Wrestling with Godzilla: Intertextuality, Childish Spectatorship, and the National Body--Aaron Gerow * Mothra's Gigantic Egg: Consuming the South Pacific in 1960s Japan--Yoshikuni * Hybridity and Negotiated Identity in Japanese Popular Culture--Joyce Boss * Teaching Godzilla: Classroom Encounters with a Cultural Icon--Joanne Bernardi * "Our First Kiss Had a Radioactive Taste": Ohashi Yasuhiko's Gojira -- in Japan and Canada--Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. * Godzilla Meets Super-Kyogen, or How a Dinosaur Saved the World--Eric Rath * Monstering the Japanese Cute: Pink Globalization and -- Its Critics Abroad--Christine Yano * Kikaida for Life: Cult Fandom in a Japanese Live-Action TV Show in Hawai'i--Hirofumi Katsuno * Apocalypsis in Fantasy and Reality: Japanese Pop Culture in Contemporary Russia--Yulia Mikhailova * Epilogue. He Did the Stomp, He Did the Monster Stomp--Theodore C. Bestor
Summary These essays consider the Godzilla films and how they were shaped (by and in turn shaped) postwar Japanese culture, as well as the globalization of Japanese pop culture icons in the wake of the Godzilla phenomenon. They fall within a wide range of disciplines: film studies, anthropology, history, literature, theater, and cultural studies. Contributors include Susan Napier, Anne Allison, Christine Yano, and others
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Popular culture -- Japan.
Godzilla films -- History and criticism
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Godzilla films
Popular culture
SUBJECT Japan -- Civilization -- 1945-
Subject Japan
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Tsutsui, William M.
Itō, Michiko
LC no. 2005058616
ISBN 9781403964618