Japanese Cybercultures

📒Japanese Cybercultures ✍ Nanette Gottlieb

✏Book Title : Japanese Cybercultures
✏Author : Nanette Gottlieb
✏Publisher : Psychology Press
✏Release Date : 2003
✏Pages : 252
✏ISBN : 0415279186
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Japanese Cybercultures Book Summary : After English, Japanese is the most widely used language on the Internet. This text looks at the development of the Internet in Japan, the online dynamics of Japanese language use and the differing ways in which broad groups such as men, women and students use the Internet.

✏Book Title : The Multilingual Internet
✏Author : Brenda Danet
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2007-06-04
✏Pages : 464
✏ISBN : 9780199885411
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Multilingual Internet Book Summary : Two thirds of global internet users are non-English speakers. Despite this, most scholarly literature on the internet and computer-mediated-communication (CMC) focuses exclusively on English. This is the first book devoted to analyzing internet related CMC in languages other than English. The volume collects 18 new articles on facets of language and internet use, all of which revolve around several central topics: writing systems, the structure and features of local languages and how they affect internet use, code switching between multiple languages, gender issues, public policy issues, and so on.

✏Book Title : Journal of Japanese Studies
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105123437050
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Journal of Japanese Studies Book Summary : A multidisciplinary forrum for communicating new information, new interpretations, and recent research results concerning Japan to the English-reading world.

📒Japan In The 21st Century ✍ Pradyumna P. Karan

✏Book Title : Japan in the 21st Century
✏Author : Pradyumna P. Karan
✏Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
✏Release Date : 2010-09-29
✏Pages : 416
✏ISBN : 9780813137773
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Japan in the 21st Century Book Summary : The ancient civilization of Japan, with its Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, is also closely associated with all that is new and modern. Looking outward, Japan sees what it has become since Hiroshima: the world's second-largest economy, a source of fury and wonder, a power without arms. Looking inward, Japan sees old ways shaken and new ones developing at a hectic pace. Japan in the Twenty-first Century offers compelling insights into the current realities of the country and investigates the crucial political, economic, demographic, and environmental challenges that face the nation. A combination of text, maps, and photographs provides an essential understanding of Japan's geography, cultural heritage, demography, economic and political development, and of many other important issues. Pradyumna P. Karan explores the obstacles and opportunities that will shape Japan and affect the world community in the coming years. He highlights strategies and policies that will facilitate economic and political change and stimulate the development of effective institutions for long-term, sustainable prosperity and economic vitality. Unique field reports drawn from direct observations of events and places in Japan illuminate Japanese traditions and sensibilities. The first full-length English-language textbook on Japan's geography, culture, politics, and economy to appear in nearly four decades, Japan in the Twenty-first Century will be a vital resource for researchers, academics, general readers, and students of Japan. Pradyumna P. Karan, professor of geography and Japan studies at the University of Kentucky, is the author or editor of numerous books on Asian geography and culture, including The Japanese City and Japan in the Bluegrass.

✏Book Title : Popular Culture Globalization and Japan
✏Author : Matthew Allen
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2007-01-24
✏Pages : 226
✏ISBN : 9781134203741
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Popular Culture Globalization and Japan Book Summary : Japanese popular culture is constantly evolving in the face of internal and external influence. Popular Culture, Globalization and Japan examines this evolution from a new and challenging perspective by focusing on the movements of popular culture into and out of Japan. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the book argues that a key factor behind the changing nature of Japanese popular culture lies in its engagement with globalization. Essays from a team of leading international scholars illustrate this crucial interaction between the flows of Japanese popular culture and the constant development of globalization. Drawing on rich empirical content, this book looks at Japanese popular culture as it traverses international borders flowing out through such forms as manga consumption in New Zealand and flowing in through such forms as foreigners writing about Japan in Japanese and how American influences affected the formation of Japan’s gay identity. Presenting current, confronting and sometimes controversial insights into the many forms of Japanese popular culture emerging within this global context, Popular Culture, Globalization and Japan will make essential reading for those working in Japanese studies, cultural studies and international relations.

✏Book Title : Japan s Quiet Transformation
✏Author : Jeff Kingston
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2004-08-02
✏Pages : 384
✏ISBN : 9781134478279
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Japan s Quiet Transformation Book Summary : The 1990s have been termed as 'Japan's lost decade' to describe how the phenomenal growth in the Japanese economy ground to a halt and the country was crippled by enormous and ongoing political, economic and social problems. In responding to these unprecedented difficulties, wide-ranging reforms have been adopted including NPO, information disclosure and judicial reform legislation. Controversially, this book argues that such reforms are creating a more robust civil society and demonstrate that Japan is far more dynamic than is generally recognized.

📒Adult Manga ✍ Sharon Kinsella

✏Book Title : Adult Manga
✏Author : Sharon Kinsella
✏Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
✏Release Date : 2000-01
✏Pages : 228
✏ISBN : 0824823184
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Adult Manga Book Summary : "Adult Manga describes and analyses the rise and fall of the mammoth Japanese comic book industry since the 1960s and the complex new attitudes towards manga in Japan since the 1980s. Topics covered include the recent revival of manga censorship and the moral panic surrounding manga otaku, the repression of the amateur manga subculture and the promotion of certain genres of manga by educational and cultural institutions, changes in the intellectual relationship between manga artists and publishing company editors, and the assimilation of manga into national culture. This provocative and timely book shows how manga's status in Japanese society is linked to changes in the balance of power between artists and editors."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

📒Online Communication In A Second Language ✍ Sarah E. Pasfield-Neofitou

✏Book Title : Online Communication in a Second Language
✏Author : Sarah E. Pasfield-Neofitou
✏Publisher : Multilingual Matters
✏Release Date : 2012-10-05
✏Pages : 264
✏ISBN : 9781847698278
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Online Communication in a Second Language Book Summary : Online Communication in a Second Language examines the use of social computer mediated communication (CMC) with speakers of Japanese via longitudinal case studies of up to four years. Through the analysis of over 2000 blogs, emails, videos, messages, games, and websites, in addition to interviews with learners and their online contacts, the book explores language use and acquisition via contextual resources, repair, and peer feedback. The book provides insight into relationships online, and the influence of perceived 'ownership' of online spaces by specific cultural or linguistic groups. It not only increases our understanding of online interaction in a second language, but CMC in general. Based on empirical evidence, the study challenges traditional categorisations of CMC mediums, and provides important insights relating to turn-taking, code-switching, and language management online.

📒Prefiguring Cyberculture ✍ Darren Tofts

✏Book Title : Prefiguring Cyberculture
✏Author : Darren Tofts
✏Publisher : MIT Press
✏Release Date : 2004-09-17
✏Pages : 328
✏ISBN : 0262701081
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Prefiguring Cyberculture Book Summary : A multidisciplinary compilation of essays and other writings explores the antecedents of Internet technology in the works of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Mary Shelley, William Gibson, and others. (Technology)

📒State Nation Transnation ✍ Katie Willis

✏Book Title : State Nation Transnation
✏Author : Katie Willis
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2004-05-05
✏Pages : 296
✏ISBN : 9781134414086
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏State Nation Transnation Book Summary : This edited volume examines the relationship between the nation and the transnation, focusing on transnational communities in the Asia-Pacific region. Setting the book within a theoretical framework, the authors explore a range of themes such as migration, identity and citizenship in chapters on China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore and Cambodia.