Film and Media Studies Library Guide
Japanese @ Swarthmore

Jpns 074/ Litr 074J

Swarthmore College

Spring 2007

Professor Will Gardner

Texts on Reserve:

  1. Aoyagi, Hiroshi. Islands of Eight Million Smiles: Idol Performance and Symbolic Production in Contemporary Japan. Harvard University Asia Center, 2005. 1-125.
  2. Befu, Harumi and Sylvie Guichard-Anguis. Globalizing Japan: Ethnography of the Japanese presence in Asia, Europe, and America. London and New York: Routledge, 2001.
  3. Bolter, Jay David, and Richard Grusin. Remediation: Understanding New Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.
  4. Fiske, John. Understanding Popular Culture. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989.
  5. Hebdidge, Dick. Subculture: the Meaning of Style. London and New York: Routledge, 1988.
  6. Ito, Mizuko, Daisuke Okabe, and Misa Matsuda, eds. Personal Portable, Pedestian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005.
  7. Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. New York: New York University Press, 2006.
  8. Jenkins, Henry. Textual poachers: television fans & participatory culture. New York: Routledge, 1992.
  9. Kelly, William W., ed. Fanning the Flames: Fans and Consumer Culture in Contemporary Japan. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004.
  10. Kinsella, Sharon. Adult Manga: Culture and Power in Contemporary Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2000.
  11. Kline, Stephen, Nick Dyer-Witheford, and Gried de Peuter. Digital Play: The Interaction of Technology, Culture, and Marketing. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003.
  12. Martinez, D. P., ed. The Worlds of Japanese Popular Culture. Cambridge, UK, and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
  13. Patten, Fred. Watching anime, reading manga : 25 years of essays and reviews. Berkeley, Calif. : Stone Bridge Press, 2004.
  14. Robertson, Jennifer. Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
  15. Skov, Lise and Brian Moeran, eds. Women, Media, and Consumption in Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1995.
  16. Tobin, Joseph, ed. Pikachu’s Global Adventure: The Rise and Fall of Pokémon. Durham: Duke UP, 2004.
  17. Treat, John Whittier, ed. Contemporary Japan and Popular Culture. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1996.

Journals on Reserve at the Language Resouce Center (Kohl 326):

  1. Mechademia vol. 1 "Emerging Worlds of Anime and Manga" (Fall 2006).