xxix, 144 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
9780816653515 hardcover alkaline paper 0816653518 hardcover alkaline paper 9780816653522 pb alkaline paper 0816653526 pb alkaline paper
"Originally published in Japanese as Dōbutsuka suru posutomodan: otaku kara mita nihon shakai (Tokyo: Kōdansha Gendai Shinsho, 2001)"--T.p. verso. Translated from the Japanese.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-139) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Preface to the English edition / Hiroki Azuma Translators' introduction What is otaku culture? The otaku's pseudo-Japan The pseudo-Japan manufactured from U.S.-mode material Otaku and postmodernity Narrative consumption The grand nonnarrative Moe-elements Database consumption The simulacra and the database Snobbery and the fictional age The dissociated human The animal age Hyperflatness and hypervisuality Multiple personality.