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The Resource Nippon modern : Japanese cinema of the 1920s and 1930s, Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

Nippon modern : Japanese cinema of the 1920s and 1930s, Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

Label
Nippon modern : Japanese cinema of the 1920s and 1930s
Title
Nippon modern
Title remainder
Japanese cinema of the 1920s and 1930s
Statement of responsibility
Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nippon Modern is the first intensive study of Japanese cinema in the 1920s and 1930s, a period in which the country's film industry was at its most prolific and a time when cinema played a singular role in shaping Japanese modernity. During the interwar period, the signs of modernity were ubiquitous in Japan's urban architecture, literature, fashion, advertising, popular music, and cinema. The reconstruction of Tokyo following the disastrous earthquake of 1923 highlighted the extent of this cultural transformation, and the film industry embraced the reconfigured space as an expression of the modern. Shochiku Kamata Film Studios (1920-1936), the focus of this study, was the only studio that continued filmmaking in Tokyo following the city's complete destruction. Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano points to the influence of the new urban culture in Shochiku's interwar films, acclaimed as modan na eiga, or modern films, by and for Japanese." "Wada-Marciano's examinations illustrate the reciprocal relationship between cinema and Japan's vernacular modernity - what Japanese modernity actually meant to Japanese. Neither a belated imitation of Western modernity nor an isolated cultural invention, Japanese modernity began as a series of negotiations of cultural influences constructed out of local needs. During the interwar period, Japan's film industry began to compete with Western cinemas, producing and distributing its own films and negotiating its place in the Japanese market. It managed to shift the locus of dominance away from Hollywood films by addressing the new classes of labor with self-reflexive subjects and narratives. Film images of salaried men, modern girls, college students, and nuclear families made possible the sudden arrival and rapid proliferation of the modern consumer subject in Japan." "By searching out connections between history and film texts, Wada-Marciano offers a new approach to understanding Japan's national cinema. Her thorough and thoughtful analyses of dozens of films within the cultural contexts of Japan contribute to the current inquiry into non-Western vernacular modernities. Nippon Modern will appeal to a wide range of readers in diverse disciplines, including intellectual history, gender studies, and literature, in addition to film/visual studies and Japanese cultural studies."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wada-Marciano, Mitsuyo
Dewey number
791.430952/09042
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.J3
LC item number
W33 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Motion pictures
Label
Nippon modern : Japanese cinema of the 1920s and 1930s, Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The creation of modern space -- Vernacular meanings of genre : the middle-class film -- Embodying the modern -- Imaging modern girls in the Japanese woman's film -- The Japanese modern in film style
Control code
166273631
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 185 pages
Isbn
9780824831820
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007032533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)166273631
Label
Nippon modern : Japanese cinema of the 1920s and 1930s, Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The creation of modern space -- Vernacular meanings of genre : the middle-class film -- Embodying the modern -- Imaging modern girls in the Japanese woman's film -- The Japanese modern in film style
Control code
166273631
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 185 pages
Isbn
9780824831820
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007032533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)166273631

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