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GLOBAL MANGA: "JAPANESE" COMICS WITHOUT JAPAN? Ed. by Casey Brienza. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham/Burlington, 2015. 224 pp. with 11 ills. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2014-46295 ISBN 9781472435439 In English.
Publisher's description: Outside Japan, the term 'manga' usually refers to comics originally published in Japan. Yet nowadays many publications labelled 'manga' are not translations of Japanese works but rather have been wholly conceived and created elsewhere. These comics, although often derided and dismissed as 'fake manga', represent an important but understudied global cultural phenomenon which, controversially, may even point to a future of 'Japanese' comics without Japan. This book takes seriously the political economy and cultural production of this so-called 'global manga' produced throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia and explores the conditions under which it arises and flourishes; what counts as 'manga' and who gets to decide; the implications of global manga for contemporary economies of cultural and creative labour; the ways in which it is shaped by or mixes with local cultural forms and contexts; and, ultimately, what it means for manga to be 'authentically' Japanese in the first place.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Drawing and Watercolor, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 168269
Hardcover $109.95    

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