Manga's Cultural Crossroads

Manga's Cultural Crossroads

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Focusing on the art and literary form of manga, this volume examines the intercultural exchanges that have shaped manga during the twentieth century and how mangaa€™s culturalization is related to its globalization. Through contributions from leading scholars in the fields of comics and Japanese culture, it describes qmanga cultureq in two ways: as a fundamentally hybrid culture comprised of both subcultures and transcultures, and as an aesthetic culture which has eluded modernist notions of art, originality, and authorship. The latter is demonstrated in a special focus on the best-selling manga franchise, NARUTO.Even more than ordinary books, comic-book layouts and designs are dependent on the concept of pages, and pages are ... As comics and manga transition to a digital format and are increasingly read on e-readers such as the iPad or Kindle, anbsp;...

Title:Manga's Cultural Crossroads
Author:Jaqueline Berndt, Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-03-14


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