Techno Fantasies

Charts toy robot design of the last half of the 20th century and explores Japanese aesthetics in tinplate toys, especially robots.

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Author: Alan Bunkum

Publisher: Schiffer Book for Collectors

ISBN: UOM:39015062616332

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 126

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Charts toy robot design of the last half of the 20th century and explores Japanese aesthetics in tinplate toys, especially robots. Over 200 photographs and original conceptual drawings illustrate this fascinating history. Robotic manufacturers such as Tomy, Horikawa, Waco, and Sony are just a few of the Japanese manufacturers whose robotic designs are featured here. Captions provide much relevant information, including date, size, manufacturer, and current values. An important book for historians, collectors, designers, and students of Japanese studies and popular culture in the golden age of toy production.

American Book Publishing Record

688.7'28'0952 Techno fantasies : toy robots from Japan | Alan Bunkum . Atglen : Schiffer , 2005 . p . Contents : Where the fantasy began — Robot concept Robot evolution — Japanese design — Packaging and box art Ownership and aspiration ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066043244

Category: American literature

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Millennial Monsters

Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination Anne Allison University of California Press ... Like many trends, this one had peaked.21 But the mechanical fantasy it gave form to—techno-intimacy—has only intensified in the years afterward, ...

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Author: Anne Allison

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520221482

Category: History

Page: 332

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Millennial Monsters explores the global popularity of Japanese consumer culture--including manga (comic books), anime (animation), video games, and toys--and questions the make-up of fantasies nand capitalism that have spurred the industry's growth.

Handbook of Research on Contemporary Approaches to Orientalism in Media and Beyond

Thus, artificial devices can possess spirits in Japanese culture but it is assumed this tought is hard for Western audience to comprehend. ... In Innocence, ghosts of kidnapped young girls are duplicated to doll-like sex robots.

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Author: Tombul, I??l

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799871828

Category: Social Science

Page: 990

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Orientalism is about much more than just information gathered about the East within its general postcolonial period. In this period, orientalism is a Western discourse that dominated and shaped the view of the East. There is “otherization” in the way the West has historically looked at the East and within the information presented about it. These original stories of travelers in the past and previous telling about the East are facing a reconstruction through modern types of media. Cinema, television, news, newspaper, magazine, internet, social media, photography, literature, and more are transforming the way the East is presented and viewed. Under the headings of post-orientalism, neo-orientalism, or self-orientalism, these new orientalist forms of work in combination with both new and traditional media are redefining orientalism in the media and beyond. The Handbook of Research on Contemporary Approaches to Orientalism in Media and Beyond shows how both new media and traditional media deal with orientalism today through the presentation of gender, race, religion, and culture that make up orientalist theory. The chapters focus on how orientalism is presented in the media, cinema, TV, photography, and more. This book is ideal for communications theorists, media analysts, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students working in fields that include mass media, communications, film studies, ethnic studies, history, sociology, and cultural studies.

Racist Love

Asian Abstraction and the Pleasures of Fantasy Leslie Bow. young, Asian, and female but are built that way; the ubiquity of East Asian gynoids in popular culture dovetails with artificially intelligent robot prototypes created in Japan, ...

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Author: Leslie Bow

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478022466

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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In Racist Love Leslie Bow traces the ways in which Asian Americans become objects of anxiety and desire. Conceptualizing these feelings as “racist love,” she explores how race is abstracted and then projected onto Asianized objects. Bow shows how anthropomorphic objects and images such as cartoon animals in children’s books, home décor and cute tchotchkes, contemporary visual art, and artificially intelligent robots function as repositories of seemingly positive feelings and attachment to Asianness. At the same time, Bow demonstrates that these Asianized proxies reveal how fetishistic attraction and pleasure serve as a source of anti-Asian bias and violence. By outlining how attraction to popular representations of Asianness cloaks racial resentment and fears of globalization, Bow provides a new means of understanding the ambivalence surrounding Asians in the United States while offering a theory of the psychological, affective, and symbolic dynamics of racist love in contemporary America.

Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke

In the case of this “technoeroticism” (to use Springer's phrase) however, the erotic is usually not between male and female ... Ron Tanner's article on Japanese robotic toys suggests some intriguing historical and cultural influences in ...

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Author: S. Napier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780312299408

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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With the popularity of Pokemon still far from waning, Japanese animation, known as anime to its fans, has a firm hold on American pop culture. However, anime is much more than children's cartoons. It runs the gamut from historical epics to sci-fi sexual thrillers. Often dismissed as fanciful entertainment, anime is actually quite adept at portraying important social and cultural issues like alienation, gender inequality, and teenage angst. This book investigates the ways that anime presents these issues in an in-depth and sophisticated manner, uncovering the identity conflicts, fears over rapid technological advancement, and other key themes present in much of Japanese animation.

Anime from Akira to Howl s Moving Castle

See Abe Köbö's 1980 fantasy Secret Rendezvous (Mikai) for an extraordinary depiction of sexuality's interconnection with technology. Ron Tanners article on Japanese robotic toys suggests some intriguing historical and cultural ...

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Author: Susan J. Napier

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250117724

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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This new edition of the groundbreaking popular book is a must-have for both seasoned and new fans of anime. Japanese animation is more popular than ever following the 2002 Academy Award given to Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away. It confirmed that anime is more than just children's cartoons, often portraying important social and cultural themes. With new chapters on Spirited Away and other recent releases, including Howl's Moving Castle--Miyazaki's latest hit film, already breaking records in Japan--this edition will be the authoritative source on anime for an exploding market of viewers who want to know more.

Liquid Metal

In the case of this technoeroticism ' ( to use Springer's phrase ) however , the erotic is usually not between male and ... 5 Ron Tanner's article on Japanese robotic toys suggests some intriguing historical and cultural influences in ...

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Author: Sean Redmond

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1903364876

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Liquid Metal is the first extended collection of previously published essays on science fiction film and television. This Reader brings together a great number of 'seminal' essays that have opended up the study of science fiction to serious critical interrogation. This wide-ranging collection includes classic texts on key aspects of science fiction cinema such as representation of the cyborg, the science fiction city, time travel and the primal scene, science fiction fandom and 1950s invasion narratives.

Media Franchising

... 85–87 Takara Toys, 173, 181; Hasbro co-production infrastructure, 170, 174–75, 179; Microman robots, 169–70, 172, 174–75; Transformers narrative by, 178; Transformers video, 177 Techno-animism, 162, 169 Technology: digital, 5, 202, ...

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Author: Derek Johnson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814743898

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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"Johnson astutely reveals that franchises are not Borg-like assimilation machines, but, rather, complicated ecosystems within which creative workers strive to create compelling 'shared worlds.' This finely researched, breakthrough book is a must-read for anyone seeking a sophisticated understanding of the contemporary media industry." —Heather Hendershot, author of What's Fair on the Air?: Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest While immediately recognizable throughout the U.S. and many other countries, media mainstays like X-Men, Star Trek, and Transformers achieved such familiarity through constant reincarnation. In each case, the initial success of a single product led to a long-term embrace of media franchising—a dynamic process in which media workers from different industrial positions shared in and reproduced familiar cultureacross television, film, comics, games, and merchandising. In Media Franchising, Derek Johnson examines the corporate culture behind these production practices, as well as the collaborative and creative efforts involved in conceiving, sustaining, and sharing intellectual properties in media work worlds. Challenging connotations of homogeneity, Johnson shows how the cultural and industrial logic of franchising has encouraged media industries to reimagine creativity as an opportunity for exchange among producers, licensees, and evenconsumers. Drawing on case studies and interviews with media producers, he reveals the meaningful identities, cultural hierarchies, and struggles for distinction that accompany collaboration within these production networks. Media Franchising provides a nuanced portrait of the collaborative cultural production embedded in both the media industries and our own daily lives.

Millennial Monsters

From sushi and karaoke to martial arts and technoware, the currency of made-in-Japan cultural goods has skyrocketed in the global marketplace during the past decade.

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Author: Anne Allison

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520938991

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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From sushi and karaoke to martial arts and technoware, the currency of made-in-Japan cultural goods has skyrocketed in the global marketplace during the past decade. The globalization of Japanese "cool" is led by youth products: video games, manga (comic books), anime (animation), and cute characters that have fostered kid crazes from Hong Kong to Canada. Examining the crossover traffic between Japan and the United States, Millennial Monsters explores the global popularity of Japanese youth goods today while it questions the make-up of the fantasies and the capitalistic conditions of the play involved. Arguing that part of the appeal of such dream worlds is the polymorphous perversity with which they scramble identity and character, the author traces the postindustrial milieux from which such fantasies have arisen in postwar Japan and been popularly received in the United States.