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Napier, Susan J. "Matter Out of Place: Carnival, containment, and cultural recovery in miyazaki’s spirited away." Journal of Japanese Studies 32. (2006): 287–310. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1353/jjs.2006.0057
BibTeX citation key: Napier2006a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Animation, Japan, Miyazaki. Hayao, Randformen des Comics
Creators: Napier
Collection: Journal of Japanese Studies
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Abstract
This essay deals with the recent animated film Spirited Away by the foremost Japanese animator, Miyazaki Hayao. It examines Spirited Away as a representation of “cultural boundedness,” a reaction to globalization in which cultural products are used to reinforce notions of local culture as a form of resistance to perceived outside threats. It goes on to query the success of this attempt, arguing that Spirited Away undermines its overt agenda, ultimately expressing a culture beset by polluting and transgressing forces.
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