Yearly Archives: 2014

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Book Review – Anime’s Media Mix: Franchising Toys and Characters in Japan

Steinberg, Marc. Anime’s Media Mix: Franchising Toys and Characters in Japan. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. Alexander Zahlten We have no doubt entered the age of the “trans-”. Conferences and journal articles are brimming with transnational, transdisciplinary, and transgender concerns. Indeed transmedia has become one of the central concepts of the re-reinvigoration […]

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Book Review – Pink Globalization

Yano, Christine.  Pink Globalization.  By Christine Yano. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2013.  Sayumi Takahashi Harb. Written in a breezy whirlwind of a conversational style, Christine R. Yano’s Pink Globalization offers the reader a panoramic view of the cultural and anthropological meanings behind Hello Kitty. Though it is not the […]