FORA.tv Speaker - Anne Allison

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Biography

Anne Allison (Ph.D. University of Chicago 1986) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. Her specialties include globalization of culture, sexuality, popular culture, political economy, gender, cultural theory, and Marxism. Professor Allison's current research covers the recent popularization of Japanese children's goods on the global marketplace, and how its trends in cuteness, character merchandise, and high-tech play pals are remaking Japan's place in today's world of millennial capitalism. She is the author of various articles as well as three books, Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club (University of Chicago Press, 1994); Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan (Westview/HarperCollins, 1996); and Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination (University of California Press, 2006).

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Image-Making and Branding in Asia

10.05.07 | 01:26:54 min | 0 comments