Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected Age Paperback – 2 Mar 2012
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"This is the first comprehensive book to examine the full range of practices we associate with Otaku culture. The range of material covered here - from train watchers to cosplayers, from model builders to fansubbers - is really spectacular, helping us to move beyond encrusted stereotypes of the isolated Otaku to a much more nuanced understanding of the Otaku subculture."--Henry Jenkins, author of Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide--Henry Jenkins
"This strongly original book, organized by a scholar of international stature, brings together a fascinating range of experts in a highly productive dialogue about one of the most interesting popular culture phenomena of the last fifty years."--Ellen Seiter. Stephen K. Nenno Chair of Television Studies and Professor of Critical Studies, USC School of Cinematic Arts--Ellen Seiter
About the Author
Mizuko Ito is Professor in Residence and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning, Department of Anthropology and Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine. Daisuke Okabe is lecturer in psychology, Tokyo City University, Japan. Izumi Tsuji is associate professor of sociology at Chuo University, Japan.
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