Anime Fan Communities

Anime Fan Communities

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Anime fans are often seen as part of a globalized entertainment system, for better or worse. They are framed as obsessive consumers, creative artists, qcultural dupes, q and technological revolutionaries. Who are these anime fans, and what kinds of connections can they form across cultural difference? This book explores the world of animation fandom in East Asia and North America from its roots in the 1920s and 1930s to the online fandoms of the twenty-first century. Drawing on rarely seen gems and popular hits alike, it provides exciting new case studies of key moments when animation's changing technologies opened new avenues for audiences to connect. These cases illustrate how anime fandom today works as a transcultural community, creating both flows and frictions between viewers of different nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, and genders.For more on straight and gay male yaoi fandom in the United States, see Alan Williams, a€œRaping Apollo: Sexual difference and the ... Slash fans today may draw on media texts that overtly represent gay characters, such as Ang Leea#39;s 2005 film anbsp;...

Title:Anime Fan Communities
Author:Sandra Annett
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-12-17


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