The Resource The cool-kawaii : Afro-Japanese aesthetics and new world modernity, Thorsten Botz-Bornstein

The cool-kawaii : Afro-Japanese aesthetics and new world modernity, Thorsten Botz-Bornstein

Label
The cool-kawaii : Afro-Japanese aesthetics and new world modernity
Title
The cool-kawaii
Title remainder
Afro-Japanese aesthetics and new world modernity
Statement of responsibility
Thorsten Botz-Bornstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Cool-Kawaii: Afro-Japanese Aesthetics and New World Modernity, by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein, analyzes and compares African American cool culture and the Japanese aesthetics of kawaii or cute and characterizes them as expressions set against oppressive homogenizations of a technocratic world. The Cool-Kawaii sheds light on the history and development of both cultures in three main ways: First, both emerge from similar historical conditions; second, both are in search of human dignity and liberation, and finally, both kawaii and African American cool establish a new kind of modernity able to transcend both traditionalism and anti-traditionalist modernity
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.09/051
Index
index present
LC call number
BH301.M54
LC item number
B68 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The cool-kawaii : Afro-Japanese aesthetics and new world modernity, Thorsten Botz-Bornstein
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cool and kawaii -- New world modernity -- Aspects of cuteness -- Cross gender tendencies in cool and kawaii -- Coolness between virtue ethics and aesthetics -- The temptation of kitsch -- Kitsch in Japan: tradition and modernity -- Cool and dandyism: two words--one concept -- Dandyism, consumer society, and virtual reality -- Conclusion: a dialectics of cool and kawaii?
Control code
ocn812924927
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 209 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283599528
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613911971
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
391197
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35090285
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)812924927
  • pebcs0739148478

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