Idol Culture through the Prism of Media Theory

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Idol Culture through the Prism of Media Theory
Author: Kenji Nishi
Specifications: ISBN  978-4130530248
240 pages
13.0 x 18.8 cm / 5.2 x 7.5 in (WxH)
Category: Academic & Science
Publisher: University of Tokyo Press
Tokyo, 2017
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Synopsis

Author Kenji Nishi unpacks what constitutes “idol-ness” within a culture where consumers are influenced willy-nilly, whether consciously or not, by the actions of these young stars as mediated by television, social networking sites, magazines, billboards, and such. He brings media theory to bear and also discusses this culture from the perspective of the idol, who cannot exist without media and thus embodies both the possibilities and contradictions of the inseparably intertwined relationship. A bibliography at the end of the volume lists 60 titles of interest for further pursuit of the subject of idol culture and media.