Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society
Routledge – 2000 – 244 pages
Series: ConsumAsian Series
First detailed analysis of the phenomenon in English. Describes and analyses the complex new attitudes to manga since the 1980s. Provocative and timely, the book shows how manga's status in Japanese society is intimately linked to changes in the balance of power between artists and editors.
'an analysis of the rise and fall of the mammoth manga industry since the 1960s and a study of the changing attitudes about manga.' - Japan Quarterly