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  • 1
    Contributer: Alexy, Allison , Gopinath, Praseeda , Kang, Dredge Byung'chu , Khubchandani, Kareem , Kim, Hae Joo , Ku, Robert Ji-Song , Ku, Robert Ji-Song , Kumar, Akshaya , Lee, S. Heijin , Lee, S. Heijin , Maliangkay, Roald , Mehta, Monika , Mehta, Monika , Park, Jane Chi Hyun , Patti, Lisa , Rudisill, Kristen , Shin, Layoung , Shin, Solee I , Siddiqui, Gohar , Soe, Valerie , Sunya, Samhita , Vogel, Erica
    Title: Pop Empires
    Subtitle: Transnational and Diasporic Flows of India and Korea
    Publisher(s): University of Hawaii Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780824879921
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: At the start of the twenty-first century challenges to the global hegemony of U.S. culture are more apparent than ever. Two of the contenders vying for the hearts, minds, bandwidths, and pocketbooks of the world's consumers of culture (principally, popular culture) are India and South Korea. "Bollywood" and "Hallyu" are increasingly competing with "Hollywood"-either replacing it or filling a void in places where it never held sway. This critical multidisciplinary anthology places the mediascapes of India (the site of Bollywood), South Korea (fountainhead of Hallyu, aka the Korean Wave), and the United States (the site of Hollywood) in comparative dialogue to explore the transnational flows of technology, capital, and labor. It asks what sorts of political and economic shifts have occurred to make India and South Korea important alternative nodes of techno-cultural production, consumption, and contestation. By adopting comparative perspectives and mobile methodologies and linking popular culture to the industries that produce it as well as the industries it supports, Pop Empires connects films, music, television serials, stardom, and fandom to nation-building, diasporic identity formation, and transnational capital and labor. Additionally, via the juxtaposition of Bollywood and Hallyu, as not only synecdoches of national affiliation but also discursive case studies, the contributors examine how popular culture intersects with race, gender, and empire in relation to the global movement of peoples, goods, and ideas
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  • 2
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    2013
    ISBN: 9780824839062 
    Title: Regionalizing Culture
    Subtitle: The Political Economy of Japanese Popular Culture in Asia
    Publisher(s): University of Hawaii Press
    Year of publication: 2013
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780824839062
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: This ambitious work provides a comprehensive, empirically grounded study of the production, circulation, and reception of Japanese popular culture in Asia. While many studies typically employ an interactive approach that focuses on the "meaning" of popular culture from an anthropological or cultural studies point of view, Regionalizing Culture emphasizes that the consumption side and contextual meaning of popular culture are not the only salient factors in accounting for its proliferation. The production side and organizational aspects are also important. In addition to presenting individual case studies, the book offers a big-picture view of the dramatic changes that have taken place in popular culture production and circulation in Asia over the past two decades.The author has gleaned information from primary sources in Japanese, English, and other languages; research visits to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Bangkok, and Seoul; as well as insights of people with firsthand knowledge from within the cultural industries. From this broad range of source, he develops an integrative political economic approach to popular culture. Regionalizing Culture offers a dialectical look at the organization of cultural production, primarily at the structure and control of cultural industries, interconnections between companies and production networks, and relations between the business sector and the state. It traces the rise of Japan as a popular culture powerhouse and the expansion of its cultural industries into Asian markets. It looks as well at the creation of markets for Japanese cultural commodities since the late 1980s, the industrial and normative impact that Japanese cultural industries have on the structure of the local cultural industries, and the wider implications these processes have for the Asian region.The growing popularity and importance of Japan's popular culture will make this book a basic text for scholars and students of popular culture as well as for those interested in political economy, media and communication studies, Japanese-Asian relations, Asian studies, and international relations
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  • 3
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    2013
    ISBN: 9780824839208 
    Title: Dubious Gastronomy
    Subtitle: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA
    Publisher(s): University of Hawaii Press
    Year of publication: 2013
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780824839208
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: California roll, Chinese take-out, American-made kimchi, dogmeat, monosodium glutamate, SPAM-all are examples of what Robert Ji-Song Ku calls "dubious" foods. Strongly associated with Asian and Asian American gastronomy, they are commonly understood as ersatz, depraved, or simply bad. In Dubious Gastronomy, Ku contends that these foods share a spiritual fellowship with Asians in the United States in that the Asian presence, be it culinary or corporeal, is often considered watered-down, counterfeit, or debased manifestations of the "real thing." The American expression of Asianness is defined as doubly inauthentic-as insufficiently Asian and unreliably American when measured against a largely ideological if not entirely political standard of authentic Asia and America. By exploring the other side of what is prescriptively understood as proper Asian gastronomy, Ku suggests that Asian cultural expressions occurring in places such as Los Angeles, Honolulu, New York City, and even Baton Rouge are no less critical to understanding the meaning of Asian food-and, by extension, Asian people-than culinary expressions that took place in Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai centuries ago. In critically considering the impure and hybridized with serious and often whimsical intent, Dubious Gastronomy argues that while the notion of cultural authenticity is troubled, troubling, and troublesome, the apocryphal is not necessarily a bad thing: The dubious can be and is often quite delicious.Dubious Gastronomy overlaps a number of disciplines, including American and Asian American studies, Asian diasporic studies, literary and cultural studies, and the burgeoning field of food studies. More importantly, however, the book fulfills the critical task of amalgamating these areas and putting them in conversation with one another. Written in an engaging and fluid style, it promises to appeal a wide audience of readers who seriously enjoys eating-and reading and thinking about-food
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  • 4
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    2010
    ISBN: 9780824860578 
    Title: Straight from the Heart
    Subtitle: Gender, Intimacy, and the Cultural Production of Shojo Manga
    Publisher(s): University of Hawaii Press
    Year of publication: 2010
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780824860578
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Manga is the backbone of Japanese popular culture, influencing everything from television, movies, and video games to novels, art, and theater. Shojo manga (girls' comics) has been seminal to the genre as a whole and especially formative for Japanese girls' culture throughout the postwar era. In Straight from the Heart, Jennifer Prough examines the shojo manga industry as a site of cultural storytelling, illuminating the ways that issues of mass media, gender, production, and consumption are involved in the process of creating shojo manga.With their glittery pastel covers and focus on human relationships and romance, shojo manga are thoroughly marked by gender-as indeed are almost all manga titles, magazines, and publishing divisions. Drawing on two years of fieldwork on the production of shojo manga, Prough analyzes shojo manga texts and their magazine contexts to explain their distinctive appeal, probe the gendered dynamics inherent in their creation, and demonstrate the feedback system that links producers and consumers in a continuous cycle of "affective labor." Each chapter focuses on one facet of shojo manga production (stories, format, personnel, industry dynamics), providing engaging insights into this popular medium. Tacking between story development, interactive magazine features, and relationships between male editors and female artists, Prough examines the concrete ways in which shojo manga reflect, refract, and fabricate constructions of gender, consumption, and intimacy. Straight from the Heart thus weaves together issues of production and consumption, human relations, and gender to explain the unique world of shojo manga and to interpret its dramatic cultural and economic success on a national-and increasingly global-scale
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  • 5
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    2008
    ISBN: 9780824863777 
    Title: On Creating a Usable Culture
    Subtitle: Margaret Mead and the Emergence of American Cosmopolitanism
    Publisher(s): University of Hawaii Press
    Year of publication: 2008
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780824863777
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Margaret Mead's career took off in 1928 with the publication of Coming of Age in Samoa. Within ten years, she was the best-known academic in the United States, a role she enjoyed all of her life. In On Creating a Usable Culture, Maureen Molloy explores how Mead was influenced by, and influenced, the meanings of American culture and secured for herself a unique and enduring place in the American popular imagination. She considers this in relation to Mead's four popular ethnographies written between the wars (Coming of Age in Samoa, Growing Up in New Guinea, The Changing Culture of an Indian Tribe, and Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies) and the academic, middle-brow, and popular responses to them.Molloy argues that Mead was heavily influenced by the debates concerning the forging of a distinctive American culture that began around 1911 with the publication of George Santayana's "The Genteel Tradition." The creation of a national culture would solve the problems of alienation and provincialism and establish a place for both native-born and immigrant communities. Mead drew on this vision of an "integrated culture" and used her "primitive societies" as exemplars of how cultures attained or failed to attain this ideal. Her ethnographies are really about "America," the peoples she studied serving as the personifications of what were widely understood to be the dilemmas of American selfhood in a materialistic, individualistic society. Two themes subtend Molloy's analysis. The first is Mead's articulation of the individual's relation to his or her culture via the trope of sex. Each of her early ethnographies focuses on a "character" and his or her problems as expressed through sexuality. This thematic ties her work closely to the popularization of psychoanalysis at the time with its understanding of sex as the key to the self. The second theme involves the change in Mead's attitude toward and definition of "culture"-from the cultural determinism in Coming of Age to culture as the enemy of the individual in Sex and Temperament. This trend parallels the consolidation and objectification of popular and professional notions about culture in the 1920s and 1930s.On Creating a Usable Culture will be eagerly welcomed by those with an interest in American studies and history, cultural studies, and the social sciences, and most especially by readers of American intellectual history, the history of anthropology, gender studies, and studies of modernism
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    2007
    ISBN: 9780824862923 
    Title: Imagining the Other
    Subtitle: The Representation of the Papua New Guinean Subject
    Publisher(s): University of Hawaii Press
    Year of publication: 2007
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780824862923
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Much has been written about Papua New Guinea over the last century and too often in ways that legitimated or served colonial interests through highly pejorative and racist descriptions of Papua New Guineans. Paying special attention to early travel literature, works of fiction, and colonial reports, laws, and legislation, Regis Tove Stella reveals the complex and persistent network of discursive strategies deployed to subjugate the land and its people
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    2004
    ISBN: 9780824864866 
    Contributer: Jordan, David K. , Morris, Andrew D. , Moskowitz, Marc L.
    Title: The Minor Arts of Daily Life
    Subtitle: Popular Culture in Taiwan
    Publisher(s): University of Hawaii Press
    Year of publication: 2004
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780824864866
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: The Minor Arts of Daily Life is an account of the many ways in which contemporary Taiwanese approach their ordinary existence and activities. It presents a wide range of aspects of day-to-day living to convey something of the world as experienced by the Taiwanese themselves.Contributors: Alice Chu, Chien-Juh Gu, David K. Jordan, Paul R. Katz, Chin-Ju Lin, Andrew D. Morris, Marc L. Moskowitz, Scott Simon, Shuenn-Der Yu
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