These essays consider the Godzilla films and how they shaped and influenced postwar Japanese culture, as well as the globalization of Japanese pop culture icons. There are contributions from Film Studies, Anthropology, History, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies and from Susan Napier, Anne Allison, Christine Yano and others.
For almost 50 years, Chase's Calendar of Events has been the most trusted and comprehensive reference to just what's going on today Whether it's an important historical anniversary, the phases of the moon, a sports event, the birthday of a favorite celebrity, a festival, or much, much more, Chase's has all the answers. Also available with a CD-ROM that allows you to customize searches by date, subject, location, and many other ways!
"The definitive guide to all holidays and anniversaries." --Wall Street Journal "In its diversity and inclusiveness, [Chase's] is an exhaustive guide to the country's ideals and passions." --Washington Post For almost 50 years, Chase's Calendar of Events has been the most trusted and comprehensive reference to just what's going on today. Whether it's an important historical anniversary, the phases of the moon, a sports event, the birthday of a favorite celebrity, a festival, or much, much more, Chase's has all the answers. This indispensable resource is perfect for people who need to be "in the know," such as: Event planners Broadcasters Librarians Advertisers . . . and others Whether it's Valentine's Day (February 14) or National Underwear Day (August 13), American Heart Month (February) or International Accordian Awareness Month (June), Chase's covers traditional and whimsical observances of all kinds: holidays, anniversaries, sporting events, astronomical phenomena, and more. In all, it has more than 12,000 entries. There is never a boring day in Chase's! Also available with a CD-ROM that allows you to customize searches by date, subject, location, and many other ways!
In Pink Globalization, Christine R. Yano examines the creation and rise of Hello Kitty as a part of Japanese Cute-Cool culture. Yano argues that the international popularity of Hello Kitty is one aspect of what she calls pink globalization—the spread of goods and images labeled cute (kawaii) from Japan to other parts of the industrial world. The concept of pink globalization connects the expansion of Japanese companies to overseas markets, the enhanced distribution of Japanese products, and the rise of Japan's national cool as suggested by the spread of manga and anime. Yano analyzes the changing complex of relations and identities surrounding the global reach of Hello Kitty's cute culture, discussing the responses of both ardent fans and virulent detractors. Through interviews, Yano shows how consumers use this iconic cat to negotiate gender, nostalgia, and national identity. She demonstrates that pink globalization allows the foreign to become familiar as it brings together the intimacy of cute and the distance of cool. Hello Kitty and her entourage of marketers and consumers wink, giddily suggesting innocence, sexuality, irony, sophistication, and even sheer happiness. Yano reveals the edgy power in this wink and the ways it can overturn, or at least challenge, power structures.
The fairy tale has become one of the dominant cultural forms and genres internationally, thanks in large part to its many manifestations on screen. Yet the history and relevance of the fairy-tale film have largely been neglected. In this follow-up to Jack Zipes’s award-winning book The Enchanted Screen (2011), Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney offers the first book-length multinational, multidisciplinary exploration of fairy-tale cinema. Bringing together twenty-three of the world’s top fairy-tale scholars to analyze the enormous scope of these films, Zipes and colleagues Pauline Greenhill and Kendra Magnus-Johnston present perspectives on film from every part of the globe, from Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, to Jan Švankmajer’s Alice, to the transnational adaptations of 1001 Nights and Hans Christian Andersen. Contributors explore filmic traditions in each area not only from their different cultural backgrounds, but from a range of academic fields, including criminal justice studies, education, film studies, folkloristics, gender studies, and literary studies. Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney offers readers an opportunity to explore the intersections, disparities, historical and national contexts of its subject, and to further appreciate what has become an undeniably global phenomenon.
This concise and accessible critical introduction examines the world of popular fairy-tale television, tracing how fairy tales and their social and cultural implications manifest within series, television events, anthologies, and episodes, and as freestanding motifs. Providing a model of televisual analysis, Rudy and Greenhill emphasize that fairy-tale longevity in general, and particularly on TV, results from malleability—morphing from extremely complex narratives to the simple quotation of a name (like Cinderella) or phrase (like "happily ever after")—as well as its perennial value as a form that is good to think with. The global reach and popularity of fairy tales is reflected in the book’s selection of diverse examples from genres such as political, lifestyle, reality, and science fiction TV. With a select mediagraphy, discussion questions, and detailed bibliography for further study, this book is an ideal guide for students and scholars of television studies, popular culture, and media studies, as well as dedicated fairy-tale fans.
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5,000 Reasons to Smile . . . for Chicks is an illustrated list of 5,000 inspirational tips and suggestions that make life so unique and enjoyable for today's busy woman. This entertaining menu of food for thought compiles aspects of daily life--including people, places, material objects, experiences, and feelings--that encourage chicks to relish their femininity. Examples include: A great bargain, apartments that take pets, sleeping in, 2-for-1 drink specials, green tea, a sizzling good-night kiss, apple martinis, a well-deserved promotion, Sex and the City DVDs, sending valentines to all of your single friends, a new chick-lit novel, road trips, buying your own condo, Nick and Nora flannel pajamas, buttercream-scented candles, and 400-thread-count sheets. With today's hectic lifestyle, women might only have a few moments to steal away and indulge. With 5,000 Reasons to Smile . . . for Chicks, they can open to any page, for any amount of time, and find ideas for inspiration, relaxation, or a reason to simply smile.
Get the most out of your PDA with this step-by-step guide. How to Do Everything with Your Palm Handheld, Fifth Edition covers the latest features, tools, and utilities and explains how to customize your PDA, HotSync with your PC, and use the date book, calendar, address book, to do list, and memo pad. You’ll learn how to access e-mail and the Web, turn your PDA into a mobile office, watch movies, listen to music, secure your PDA, and so much more. Regardless of which Palm OS handheld you own, you’ll find out how to maximize its capabilities from this easy-to-follow book.