Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media Culture by P. W. GalbraithIdols and Celebrity in Japanese Media Culture by P. W. Galbraith

Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media Culture

byP. W. GalbraithEditorJ. G. Karlin

Hardcover | August 31, 2012

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This is the most complete and compelling account of idols and celebrity in Japanese media culture to date. Engaging with the study of media, gender and celebrity, and sensitive to history and the contemporary scene, these interdisciplinary essays cover male and female idols, production and consumption, industrial structures and fan movements.
DANIEL BLACK Lecturer in the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia LUCY GLASSPOOL Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Languages and Cultures at Nagoya University in Japan ALEXANDRA HAMBLETON Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studi...
Title:Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media CultureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:239 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:August 31, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230298303

ISBN - 13:9780230298309


Table of Contents

Forward: Revisiting 'Idology'; H. Aoyagi Introduction: The Mirror of Idols and Celebrity; P.W.Galbraith & J.G.Karlin PART I: SYSTEMS The Jimusho System: Understanding the Production Logic of the Japanese Entertainment Industry; W.D.Marx Megaspectacle and Celebrity Transgression in Japan: The Sakai Noriko Media Scandal; I.Prusa Through a Looking Glass Darkly: Television Advertising, Idols and the Making of Fan Audiences; J.G.Karlin PART II: DESIRE Johnny's Idols as Icon: Female Desires to Fantasize and Consume Male Idol Images; K.Nagaike From Boys Next Door to Boys' Love: Gender Performance in Japanese Male Idol Media; L.Glasspool The Homo Cultures of Iconic Personality in Japan: Mishima Yukio and Misora Hibari; J.D.Mackintosh PART III: DIFFERENCE Idol as Accidental Activist: Agnes Chan, Feminism and Motherhood in Japan; A.Hambleton Emotions, Desires and Fantasy: What Idolizing Means for Yon-sama Fans in Japan; Ho Swee Lin PART IV: IMAGE Idols: The Image of Desire in Japanese Consumer Capitalism; P.W.Galbraith The Virtual Idol: Producing and Consuming Digital Femininity; D.Black Index

Editorial Reviews

'Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media is a wonderful anthology that offers an overview of media culture, idols, and celebrity in Japan through intriguing case studies whose topics range from the entertainment industry to idols to otaku to the digitally created idol. The book's greatest strength is that, despite its narrow focus on Japan, the authors' insights and discussions can be applied to other countries in the global context of the ongoing intensification of capitalism and consumerism. Overall, the book provides an excellent introduction to the social, cultural, and economic issues intertwined with media culture.' - Jungmin Kwon, International Journal of Communication 8 (2014)