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Books

2013    The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan’s Media Success Story, * [sample] * Durham, NC: Duke University Press, hardcover and paperback, 220 pp. Paperback 2nd printing. Translated as Anime no tamashii: kyoudou suru souzou no genba, transl. Tetsuro Shimauchi, NTT Publishing, February 2014, 360pp

2006    Hip-Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 249 pp., hardcover and paperback (2006). Paperback in 2nd printing. Translated as Nihon no hippu hoppu: bunka gurobarizeshon no “genba”, Tokyo, Japan: NTT Publishing, May 2009, 380 pp.


Articles in Refereed Journals

2013    “Social Energy and Anime Success,” Open Platform for Japan Studies, Keio SFC, 1(1): 23-45.  

2011    “Post-3/11 Japan and the Radical Recontextualization of Value:  Music, Social Media, and End-Around Strategies for Cultural Action,” International Journal of Japanese Sociology, 20(1), November 2011, pp. 3-13.  

2011     “Touching Japanese Popular Culture:  From Flows to Contact in Ethnographic Analysis,” Japanese Studies, 31(1), May 2011, pp. 11-22.  

2010    “Dark Energy:  What Fansubs Reveal About the Copyright Wars,” Mechademia 5: Fanthropologies, p. 193-209.  Published simultaneously in Japanese in Hitotsubashi Business Review, 58(3): 52-66, special issue on Cool Japan.  

2009    “Anime Creativity: Characters and Premises in the Quest for Cool Japan,” Theory, Culture and Society, 26(2-3), May 2009, pp. 25.

2007    “Youth, Intimacy, and Blood:  Media and Nationalism in Contemporary Japan,” Japan Focus, http://japanfocus.org/products/details/2403, March 2007.

2007    “Yellow B-Boys and Black Culture:  Towards Transnational Cultural Politics of Race through Japanese Hip-Hop,” Positions:  East Asia Cultures Critique, 15(3): 637-671.

2004    “Cultures of Music Piracy: An Ethnographic Comparison of the US and Japan,” International Journal of Cultural Studies, 7(3): 343-363.  Reprinted in Popular Music, Vol. 4: Cultures and Subcultures, Chris Rojek, ed., August 2011, SAGE Benchmarks in Culture and Society series, London: SAGE.

Chapters in Books

2011    “Love Revolution:  Anime, Masculinity, and the Future,” in Recreating Japanese Men, Sabine Fruhstuck and Anne Walthall, eds., Berkeley:  University of California Press, pp. 262-283.

2011    “Japanese Popular Music,” in The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society, Theodore Bestor and Victoria Bestor, eds., London: Routledge, pp. 238-260.

2010    “Hosoda Mamoru, Ekonte to Anime no Tamashii” (Mamoru Hosoda, Storyboards and the Soul of Anime) published in Japanese in Anime wa ekkyô suru (Anime is Transgression), Ueno, Toshiya, ed. (Iwanami Publishers: Tokyo, Japan).

2006    “Japanese Hip-Hop and the Globalization of Popular Culture,” (reprinted) in Conformity and Conflict:  Readings in Cultural Anthropology, 12th edition, eds. James Spradley and David McCurdy, Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, pp. 370-385.

2004    “B-Boys and B-Girls:  Rap Fandom and Consumer Culture in Japan,” in Fanning the Flames:  Fans and Consumer Culture in Contemporary Japan, ed. William Kelly, Albany: SUNY Press, pp. 17-39.

2001    “Japanese Hip-Hop and the Globalization of Popular Culture,” in Urban Life: Readings in the Anthropology of the City, 4th ed.  eds. George Gmelch and Walter Zenner, Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, pp. 372-387.

2001    “A History of Japanese Hip-Hop:  Street Dance, Club Scene, Pop Market,” in Global Noise:  Rap and Hip-Hop Outside the U.S.A., ed. Tony Mitchell, Hanover, NH:  Wesleyan University Press/University Press of New England, pp. 222-247.

2000    “The Social Production of Difference:  Imitation and Authenticity in Japanese Rap Music,” in Transactions, Transgressions, Transformations:  American Culture in Western Europe and Japan, eds. Uta Poiger and Heide Fehrenbach, New York: Berghan Books, pp. 166-184.

Other Publications -- Non-Refereed

2005    “Chosakuken shingai bôshisaku no paradokkusu:  Sony, Avex ga ‘kopii kinshi’ o akirameta riyû” [The Anti-Piracy Paradox:  Why Sony and Avex Gave Up on Copy-Control CDs], Shûkan Tôyô Keizai [Eastern Economy Weekly], 5933: 112-13 (Short Essay).

2005    “Must-Download TV and Cool Japan,” Anthropology News, 46(1): 53 (Short Essay).

Book Reviews

2013    “China with a Cut: Urban Youth, Music, and Globalization” by Jeroen de Kloet, book review for American Anthropologist, 115(4): 383-84. 
2006    Pikachu’s Global Adventure: The Rise and Fall of Pokemon ed. Joseph Tobin in Journal of Asian Studies, 65(1):  200-202.

2003    The Worlds of Japanese Popular Culture ed. D. P. Martinez in American Ethnologist, 30(2): 322-324.

2001    Blue Nippon: Authenticating Jazz in Japan by E. Taylor Atkins in Current Musicology, 71-73: 534-545.

Film Review

2004    “Katana Envy” Essay Film Review in Education About Asia, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 70-72.