First edition. - New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Book — x, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
1. Graphic Fictions of Japanese Immigration to Brazil: Pop Cosmopolitan Mobility and the Disjunctive Temporalities of Migration
2. Otaku Culture and the Virtuality of Immaterial Labor in Mauricio de Sousa's Turma da Monica Jovem
3. Ekphrastic Anxiety in Virtual Brazil: Photographing Japan in the Fiction of Alberto Renault
4. Paranoid Orientalism in Bernardo Carvalho's O sol se poe em Sao Paulo
5. Paulo Leminski's Haiku and the Disavowed Orientalism of the Poesia Concreta Project
6. Moving Images of Japanese Immigration: The Photography of Haruo Ohara Afterword.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book discusses representations of Japanese culture in Brazil, which emerge both in relation to the history of Japanese immigration to the country and to the increasingly global interest in manga and anime. These orientalist texts hesitate between contrasting conceptions of identity. They express both a nostalgia for the imagined stabilities of national modes of identification and a desire to challenge dominant conceptions of race and national belonging through an exploration of the virtualities of time and space opened up by information technologies. Virtual Orientalism in Brazilian Culture analyzes this contradictory discourse and provides a crucial insight into changing conceptions of modernity in Brazil. (source: Nielsen Book Data)