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Producing animation: work, creativity, and aspirations in the Japanese animation industry

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This thesis examines shifting relations of labour, creativity, and political economy in the context of commercial animation production in contemporary Tokyo. Based on 12 months of fieldwork in the Japanese animation industry (2009-2010), the ethnography of the thesis is centred on young animation makers whose lives are fraught with persistent job insecurity and socio-economic precariousness. Contrary to celebratory narratives of the global success of anime, found in both Japanese media dis...

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SSD, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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