Fandom Unbound
  • Feb 28, 2012
    352 p., 7 x 9 1/4
    55 b/w illus.
    ISBN: 9780300158649
  • PB-with Flaps: $38.00 tx
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Literary Studies

Fandom Unbound

Otaku Culture in a Connected World

  • Edited by Mizuko Ito, Daisuke Okabe, and Izumi Tsuji


"This is the first comprehensive book to examine the full range of practices we associate with Otaku culture. The range of material covered here - from train watchers to cosplayers, from model builders to fansubbers - is really spectacular, helping us to move beyond encrusted stereotypes of the isolated Otaku to a much more nuanced understanding of the Otaku subculture."—Henry Jenkins, author of Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide

“This strongly original book, organized by a scholar of international stature, brings together a fascinating range of experts in a highly productive dialogue about one of the most interesting popular culture phenomena of the last fifty years.”—Ellen Seiter. Stephen K. Nenno Chair of Television Studies and Professor of Critical Studies, USC School of Cinematic Arts