Manga: A Critical Guide (Bloomsbury Comics Studies) (Paperback)

Manga: A Critical Guide (Bloomsbury Comics Studies) By Suzuki, Chris Gavaler (Editor), Ronald Stewart Cover Image

Manga: A Critical Guide (Bloomsbury Comics Studies) (Paperback)


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A wide-ranging introductory guide for readers making their first steps into the world of manga, this book helps readers explore the full range of Japanese comic styles, forms and traditions from its earliest texts to the internationally popular comics of the 21st century.

In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book covers:
- The history of Japanese comics, from influences in early visual culture to the global 'Manga Boom' of the 1990s to the present
- Case studies of texts reflecting the range of themes, genres, forms and creators, including Osamu Tezuka, Machiko Hasegawa and Katsuhiro Otomo
- Key themes and contexts - from gender and sexuality, to history and censorship
- Critical approaches to manga, including definitions, biography and reception and global publishing contexts

The book includes a bibliography of essential critical writing on manga, discussion questions for classroom use and a glossary of key critical terms.
Shige (CJ) Suzuki is Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature at Baruch College, City University of New York, USA. Ronald Stewart is Professor at Daito Bunka University, Japan. He has published widely on comics and Manga, including as a columnist for Japan's largest national newspaper, the Yomiuri Shinbun.
Product Details ISBN: 9781350072343
ISBN-10: 1350072346
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: October 20th, 2022
Pages: 280
Language: English
Series: Bloomsbury Comics Studies