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Buljan, Katharine, Cusack, Carole M - Anime, Religion and Spirituality: Profane and Sacred Worlds in Contemporary Japan - 9781781791097 - V9781781791097
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Anime, Religion and Spirituality: Profane and Sacred Worlds in Contemporary Japan

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Description for Anime, Religion and Spirituality: Profane and Sacred Worlds in Contemporary Japan Hardcover. The mutual imbrication of the profane and sacred worlds in anime, along with the profound reciprocal relationship between 'Eastern' (Japanese) and 'Western' (chiefly American) culture in the development of the anime artistic form, form the twin narrative arcs of the book. Num Pages: 258 pages, 5 figures. BIC Classification: 1FPJ; APFV; HRAC; HRLK. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 242 x 166 x 23. Weight in Grams: 546.
Barely a century has passed since anime (Japanese animation) was first screened to a Western audience. Over time the number of anime genres and generic hybrids have significantly grown. These have been influenced and inspired by various historical and cultural phenomena, one of which -Japanese native religion and spirituality - this book argues is an important and dominant. There have always been anime lovers in the West, but today that number is growing exponentially. This is intriguing as many Japanese anime directors and studios initially created works that were not aimed at a Western audience at all. The mutual imbrication ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2014
Publisher
Equinox Publishing
Condition
New
Number of Pages
258
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781781791097
SKU
V9781781791097
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Ref
99-5

About Buljan, Katharine, Cusack, Carole M
Katharine Buljan was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney in 2007 and is a scholar and visual artist/animator. Carole M. Cusack is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Sydney. She is the author and editor of numerous books and the editor of The International Journal for the Study of New Religions.

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