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Author Azuma, Hiroki, 1971-

Uniform Title Dobutsukasuru posutomodan. English
Title Otaku [electronic resource] : Japan's database animals / Hiroki Azuma ; translated by Jonathan E. Abel and Shion Kono.

Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2009.


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Edition [English ed.].
Description xxix, 144 p. : ill.
Note "Originally published in Japanese as Dobutsuka suru posutomodan: otaku kara mita nihon shakai (Tokyo: Kodansha Gendai Shinsho, 2001)"--T.p. verso.
Translated from the Japanese.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-139) and index.
Contents Preface to the English edition / Hiroki Azuma -- Translators' introduction -- What is otaku culture? -- The otaku's pseudo-Japan -- The pseudo-Japan manufactured from U.S.-mode material -- Otaku and postmodernity -- Narrative consumption -- The grand nonnarrative -- Moe-elements -- Database consumption -- The simulacra and the database -- Snobbery and the fictional age -- The dissociated human -- The animal age -- Hyperflatness and hypervisuality -- Multiple personality.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Subculture -- Japan.
Popular culture -- Japan.
Japan -- Civilization -- 1945-
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780816653515 (hc : alk. paper)
0816653518 (hc : alk. paper)
9780816653522 (pb : alk. paper)
0816653526 (pb : alk. paper)

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