Identity Crisis: Cosplay as Cultural Hybridization

Casey, Daniel M.
2010

This paper examines the phenomenon of "cosplay" in America and attempts to determine whether it is a twenty-first century form of Orientalism or the result of cultural hybdridization. Cosplay, short for "costume play," is a subculture of Japanese anime (animation) and manga (comics) fandom in which fans dress up as their favorite characters. In an era of increasingly globalized media, cosplay is a... read more

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