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By William W. Kelly

A interesting examine fanatics of a number of pop culture phenomena in Japan.

Fanning the Flames examines the worlds of fanatics within the exuberant and commercialized pop culture of latest Japan. The works accrued right here profile denizens of all-night rap golf equipment; sumo good buyers; passionate fan golf equipment of a pro baseball workforce; lovers of conventional rakugo storytelling; a membership of middle-aged girl fanatics of a well-liked tune celebrity; younger fans of Japan’s longest-running rock band; vinyl list creditors; and a thriving neighborhood of women and ladies who produce and consume beginner comics. Grounded in shut, usually prolonged fieldwork with the fanatics themselves, each one case research is an attempt to appreciate either the private pleasures and political economies of fandoms. The individuals discover the various ways in which enthusiasts in and of jap mass tradition actively look for intimacy and id amid the robust company constructions that produce the relaxation and leisure of today’s Japan.

William W. Kelly is Professor of Anthropology and Sumitomo Professor of eastern experiences at Yale college. he's the writer of Deference and Defiance in Nineteenth-Century Japan.

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