Cool Japan 2008

Selected Publications

Selected Publications available for download

Current CV

(2013)The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan's Media Success Story. Duke University Press, 2013, 264 pp.

(2011)"Post-3/11 Japan and the Radical Recontextualization of Value: Music, Social Media, and End-Around Strategies for Cultural Action," International Journal of Japanese Sociology, 20(1), November 2011, pp. 3-13

(2011) "Love Revolution: Anime, Masculinity, and the Future," in Recreating Japanese Men, Sabine Fruhstuck and Anne Walthall, eds., Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 262-283

(2011) "Japanese Popular Music," in The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society, Theodore Bestor and Victoria Bestor, eds., London: Routledge, pp. 238-260

(2010) "Dark Energy: What Fansubs Reveal About the Copyright Wars," Mechademia 5: Fanthropologies, p. 193-209. Published simultaneously in Japanese in Hitotsubashi Business Review, 58(3): 52-66, special issue on Cool Japan

(2009) "Anime Creativity: Transnational Samurai and the Quest for Cool Japan," Theory, Culture and Society, 26(2-3), May 2009, pp. 25

(2007) "Youth, Intimacy, and Blood: Media and Nationalism in Contemporary Japan," Japan Focus,, March 2007

(2007) "Yellow B-Boys and Black Culture: Towards Transnational Cultural Politics of Race through Japanese Hip-Hop," Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, 15(3): 637-671

(2004) "Cultures of Music Piracy: An Ethnographic Comparison of the US and Japan," International Journal of Cultural Studies, 7(3): 343-363. Reprinted in Popular Music, Vol. 4: Cultures and Subcultures, Chris Rojek, ed., August 2011, SAGE Benchmarks in Culture and Society series, London: SAGE

(2001)"Japanese Hip-Hop and the Globalization of Popular Culture." In Urban Life, 4th ed. G. Gmelch; W. Zenner, eds. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.
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(2001)"A History of Japanese Hip-Hop: Street Dance, Club Scene, Pop Market." In Global Noise: Rap Outside the U.S. T. Mitchell, ed. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press/University Press of New England.
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(2000) "The Social Production of Difference: Imitation and Authenticity in Japanese Rap Music. In Transactions, Transgressions, Transformations: American Culture in Western Europe and Japan.U. Poiger, H. Fehrenbach, eds. New York: Berghan Books.
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