Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media Culture

  • Patrick W. Galbraith
  • Jason G. Karlin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: The Mirror of Idols and Celebrity

    1. Patrick W. Galbraith, Jason G. Karlin
      Pages 1-32
  3. Systems

  4. Desire

  5. Difference

  6. Image

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 229-239

About this book


This is the most complete and compelling account of idols and celebrity in Japanese media culture to date. Engaging with the study of media, gender and celebrity, and sensitive to history and the contemporary scene, these interdisciplinary essays cover male and female idols, production and consumption, industrial structures and fan movements.


culture gender logic media media culture television

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick W. Galbraith
  • Jason G. Karlin

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