By Shunsuke Tsurumi

Shunsuke Tsurumi, one in all Japan’s so much exceptional modern philosophers, keeps his learn of the highbrow and social historical past of contemporary Japan with this penetrating research of pop culture within the post-war years. eastern manga (comics), manzai (dialogues), tv, ads and renowned songs are the medium for a revealing exam of the numerous contradictory forces at paintings underneath the outside of an it seems that uniform and common tradition. the writer argues that the iconography of those well known varieties has deep and important implication for the improvement of eastern nationwide lifestyles within the post-growth years that lie forward.


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