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TitleThe cool-kawaii : Afro-Japanese aesthetics and new world modernity
Author Thorsten Botz-Bornstein
Imprint Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2011
Descript xxviii, 209 p. ; 24 cm


Cool and kawaii -- New world modernity -- Aspects of cuteness -- Cross gender tendencies in cool and kawaii -- Coolness between virtue ethics and aesthetics -- The temptation of kitsch -- Kitsch in Japan: tradition and modernity -- Cool and dandyism: two words--one concept -- Dandyism, consumer society, and virtual reality -- Conclusion: a dialectics of cool and kawaii?

Aesthetics Popular culture -- Japan Japan -- Civilization -- 21st century Japan -- Civilization -- American influences

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