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By William M. Tsutsui

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These essays think of the Godzilla motion pictures and the way they formed and motivated postwar eastern tradition, in addition to the globalization of eastern popular culture icons. There are contributions from movie stories, Anthropology, historical past, Literature, Theatre and Cultural reports and from Susan Napier, Anne Allison, Christine Yano and others.

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60. Friederich Kittler and 38 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. M  A  Laurence Rickels have pointed to the way in which media technology both reproduce and model Freud’s psychic systems. Haunting, mourning, and the development of media technology go hand in hand with articulation of the unconscious. Laurence Rickels, The Case of California (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991), pp. 13–14. , p. 4. , Gojira: Kenkyu tokuhon, pp. 18–20.

10. 11. 12. 37 worked on together incorporated elements from these films, including a wartime setting, a semi-documentary feel, and the centrality of special effects. Both films featured and were promoted on the basis of their cutting edge special effects, and these had been supervised by Tsuburaya. Higuchi, Guddo mpningu, Gojira, pp. 149–156. These films also come up for discussion in Peter High, The Imperial Screen (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003), pp. 382–408. I use “political theology” here to indicate an appeal to a supernatural, suprascientific spirit for the purpose of framing modernity as a process of secularization that must be reversed.

He argued that antimodernist positions were a voluntaristic evasion of the issues that imagined all contradiction in Japanese modernity could be projected onto a foreign space. He insisted that further rationalization and promotion of science were going to be necessary for Japanese success in the war effort. 18 As a philosopher of science, Shimomura held that technological extensions of man, while creating problems, also offered a potential solution. , using science and media to ideologically reintegrate the Japanese social body, thus undoing the damage to emperor-oriented tradition caused by M  G O J I R A 29 previous incarnations of science and media in modern Japan).

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