Leslie M. Tkach-Kawasaki, University of Tsukuba (Japan), Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies
What is your image of Japan? A technologically hip nation of cyber-savvy samurai? A land where culture can be both cute and conformist? In Japanese Cybercultures, editors Nanette Gottlieb and Mark McLelland challenge our perceptions of Japan and the Internet through a range of fascinating perspectives.
Adding to a growing body of ethnographic studies focusing on Internet use in different countries, the three thematic sections of the book -- popular culture; gender and sexuality; and politics and religion -- demonstrate how the use of the Internet is both entrenched in and changing various perspectives of daily life in Japan. >> continue