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    "[Engaging Art: Essays and Interviews from Around the Globe is a] collection of astonishing scope, Roslyn Bernstein delves into archives, exhibits, the built environment, and the lively characters who create them. She keenly engages the creativity that enriches, probes, and inspires the world."

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Cross-Cultural Influences between Japanese and American Pop Cultures: Powers of Pop

This collection features examinations of popular culture, including manga, music, film, cosplay, and literature, among other topics. Using interdisciplinary sources and analyses, this collection adds to the global discussion and relevancy of Japanese popular culture. This collection serves to highlight the work of multidisciplinary scholars who offer fresh perspectives of ongoing cross-cultural and cyclical influences that are commonly found between the US and Japan. Notably, this collection considers the relationships that have influenced Japanese popular culture, and how this has, in turn, influenced the Western world.


Kendra N Sheehan is a senior lecturer and advisor for the University of Louisville’s Classical and Modern Languages Department’s Japanese Minor program (USA). She earned her PhD in humanities, concentrating on the intersections of Japanese popular culture, fandom, and religion, from the University of Louisville (USA). She also serves as a copyeditor for American Review of China Studies. Her publications include “Modernizing and Marketing Monsters in Japan: Shapeshifting Yōkai and the Reflection of Culture” in Exploring the Macabre, Malevolent, and Mysterious: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, “Soft Power, Globalisation, and the Otaku: Influencing Japanese Nationalism from Within and Abroad” in National Identity and Millennials in Northeast Asia: Power and Contestations in the Digital Age, and “The Japanese Spirit and Aesthetic in Western Animation: The Influence of Anime on Adventure Time” in Analyzing Adventure Time: Critical Essays on Cartoon Network’s World of Ooo. Her research interests are broad, but she is especially interested in Japanese popular culture, religion, gender, literature, culture and film; the humanities; and translation.

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ISBN: 1-5275-1281-9

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-1281-8

Release Date: 15th June 2023

Pages: 405

Price: £83.99

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