Fanning the Flames: Fans and Consumer Culture in Contempo... and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Fanning the Flames: Fans and Consumer Culture in Contemporary Japan (Suny Series in Japan in Transition)

2 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0791460320
ISBN-10: 0791460320
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
$1.73
Buy new
$26.95
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, July 15, 2004
"Please retry"
$26.95
$18.45 $1.73
More Buying Choices
18 New from $18.45 21 Used from $1.73
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Rent Textbooks
$26.95 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Fanning the Flames examines the worlds of fans in the exuberant and commercialized popular culture of contemporary Japan. The works collected here profile denizens of all-night rap clubs; sumo stable patrons; passionate fan clubs of a professional baseball team; enthusiasts of traditional rakugo storytelling; a club of middle-aged female fans of a popular music star; youthful followers of Japan's longest-running rock band; vinyl record collectors; and a thriving community of girls and women who produce and devour amateur comics. Grounded in close, often extended fieldwork with the fans themselves, each case study is an effort to understand both the personal pleasures and political economies of fandoms. The contributors explore the many ways that fans in and of Japanese mass culture actively search for intimacy and identity amid the powerful corporate structures that produce the leisure and entertainment of today's Japan. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

William W. Kelly is Professor of Anthropology and Sumitomo Professor of Japanese Studies at Yale University. He is the author of Deference and Defiance in Nineteenth-Century Japan. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Suny Series in Japan in Transition
  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press (July 15, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791460320
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791460320
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,274,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
50%
4 star
50%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By T. C. Bestor on August 14, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is a great collection by some of the outstanding contemporary specialists on Japanese popular culture. It is a serious ethnographic collection about popular culture and the dynamics of "fandom" across sports, manga and anime, popular music, and sumo, among other things. It sets a high standard for studies of popular culture in Japan and elsewhere. Highly recommended both for fans and observers of Japanese trends.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Anne-Li on January 31, 2011
Format: Paperback
I mostly bought this book because I heard it mentioned my favourite manga, From Eroica With Love. I don't know much about fandom in Japan and I overall found it very interesting, a good read and I felt I learned a lot. I can't judge the content much apart from that I enjoyed reading it - the part about Eroica seems correct, though.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Fanning the Flames: Fans and Consumer Culture in Contemporary Japan (Suny Series in Japan in Transition)
This item: Fanning the Flames: Fans and Consumer Culture in Contemporary Japan (Suny Series in Japan in Transition)
Price: $26.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com