Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

Author: Michael Pawuk

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440851360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 719

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Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Legacies of the Asia-Pacific War

Legacies of the Asia-Pacific War

Author: Roman Rosenbaum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136936210

Category: History

Page: 272

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When we look in detail at the various peripheral groups of disenfranchised people emerging from the aftermath of the Asia–Pacific War the list is startling: Koreans in Japan (migrants or forced labourers), Burakumin, Hibakusha, Okinawans, Asian minorities, comfort women and many others. Many of these groups have been discussed in a large corpus of what we may call ‘disenfranchised literature’, and the research presented in this book intends to add an additional and particularly controversial example to the long list of the voice- and powerless. The presence of members of what is known as the yakeato sedai or the generation of people who experienced the fire-bombings of the Asia–Pacific War is conspicuous in all areas of contemporary Japan. From literature to the visual arts, from music to theatre, from architecture to politics, their influence and in many cases guiding principles is evident everywhere and in many cases forms the keystone of modern Japanese society and culture. The contributors to this book explore the impact of the yakeato generation - and their literary, creative and cultural and works - on the postwar period by drawing out the importance of the legacy of those people who truly survived the darkest hour of the twentieth century and re-evaluate the ramifications of their experiences in contemporary Japanese society and culture. As such this book will be of huge interest to those studying Japanese history, literature, poetry and cultural studies.

Men and Masculinities in Contemporary Japan

Men and Masculinities in Contemporary Japan

Author: James E. Roberson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415244463

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This book is the first comprehensive account of the changing role of men and the construction of masculinity in contemporary Japan. It makes a significant contribution to our understanding of contemporary Japanese society and identity.