By Nanette Gottlieb
Japan is rightly considered as the most technologically complicated nations on this planet, but the improvement and deployment of net know-how in Japan has taken a distinct trajectory in comparison with Western countries. this is often the 1st booklet to examine the explicit dynamics of jap net use.
It examines the an important questions:
* how the japanese are utilizing the net: from the superiority of entry through transportable units, to the style tradition of cellular phones
* how Japan's "cute tradition" has colonized cyberspace
* the function of the web in several musical subcultures
* how assorted men's and women's teams have embraced know-how to spotlight difficulties of harassment and bullying
* the social, cultural and political affects of the web on eastern society
* how marginalized teams in jap society - homosexual males, these residing with AIDS, individuals of recent non secular teams and Japan's hereditary sub-caste, the Burakumin - are difficult the mainstream through the use of the Internet.
Examined from quite a few interdisciplinary views, utilizing a large diversity of case-studies, this is often a thrilling and surely state-of-the-art e-book which breaks new floor in jap experiences and may be of price to a person attracted to eastern tradition, the web and cyberculture.
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His books comprise internet. reviews: Rewiring Media reports within the electronic Age (Arnold, 2000; moment version, 2003) and Media, Gender and id: An creation (Routledge, 2002). He produces the awardwinning site www. concept. org. united kingdom. Nanette Gottlieb is Head of the college of Languages and Comparative Cultural reviews on the collage of Queensland the place she researches, between different issues, the impression of desktop applied sciences at the jap language. electronic mail: Nanette. Gottlieb@mailbox. uq. edu. au x individuals Larissa Hjorth lectures in artwork and layout heritage and idea and significant experiences at Swinburne collage of expertise and the Victorian collage of the humanities, Australia. email: larissahjorth@hotmail. com. Todd Joseph Miles Holden is Professor of Mediated Sociology within the Graduate institution of overseas Cultural reports at Tohoku college in Sendai, Japan. His study pursuits embody social idea, semiology, advertisements, gender, political conversation and comparative tradition. For the curious, his a number of writings – together with educational articles, booklet chapters, journal columns, and flights of fiction – are available on his website: http://www. langc. tohoku. ac. jp/ ~holden/index. htm. electronic mail: t_sensei@hotmail. com. Petra Kienle is a doctoral candidate within the eastern division of the collage of Tübingen in Germany engaged on a examine venture entitled “Selfrepresentation and self-understanding of non secular groups at the jap net. ” Her dissertation is set Christian new religions and the japanese net. In 2002 she all started paintings on the Centre for jap experiences, Marburg college. electronic mail: kienle@mailer. uni-marburg. de. Vera Mackie is origin Professor of jap reports at Curtin college of know-how in Western Australia and has lately held vacationing positions on the Institute of Gender experiences at Ochanomizu collage in Tokyo and Victoria collage in Melbourne. Her examine pursuits comprise the heritage of feminisms in Japan, and problems with citizenship in modern Japan. email: mackiev@ spectrum. curtin. edu. au. Mark McLelland is a postdoctoral fellow within the Centre for severe and Cultural reports on the collage of Queensland the place he researches the intersections among media, know-how and sexuality in Japan. electronic mail: markmclelland@ graduate. hku. hk. David McNeill has taught at universities in eire, England, China and Japan. He bought his doctorate from Napier college, Edinburgh in 1998 and has been either a doctoral study scholar and a international examine fellow on the Institute of Socio-Information and verbal exchange experiences, college of Tokyo. He at the moment works as a contract author in Tokyo. e mail: davidaamcneill@ hotmail. com. Brian J. McVeigh is chair of the Cultural and Women’s reports division at Tokyo Jogakkan collage. He got his doctorate from Princeton college, and has researched faith, schooling, gender, fabric tradition, consumerism, nationalism, and the anthropology of deception and simulation in Japan.