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By Patrick W. Galbraith, Jason G. Karlin

Spend even an afternoon in an immense eastern urban like Tokyo or Osaka and also you can't forget about them: 'idols,' or industrially produced and promoted women and men who practice throughout media genres and systems. they seem in magazines and ads, practice on television and on level, recorded and dwell. notwithstanding principal to the workings and adventure of media in Japan, idols have regrettably had just a marginal position within the scholarship. This assortment deals the main whole and compelling account of 1 of the main interesting and least understood points of eastern media tradition this day. It brings jointly a gaggle of interdisciplinary students who have interaction the examine of media, gender and megastar. delicate to heritage and the modern scene, essays conceal female and male idols, construction and intake, business constructions and fan events.

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