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Animation as Japan’s Creative Industry: A View from the Shop Floor

February 21, 2013 - 15:00-16:30

by Dr. Tomohiro Morisawa, the European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics

Over the last fifteen years, the global visibility of Japanese animation has seen a remarkable increase. Yet, relatively little is known about the Japanese animation industry itself, and research that takes a production-centred approach to anime is rather scarce and far in-between today. In this seminar, Tomohiro Morisawa will provide a brief overview of how this giant of Japan’s creative industries actually works, covering from the production process to labour precarity and tensions between management and creativity.
 
Tomohiro Morisawa recently completed a D.Phil in social anthropology at the University of Oxford, and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics. Between 2009 and 2010, he carried out 12-month fieldwork in the Japanese animation industry, investigating issues of labour precarity, aspirations, and commercial cultural production among young animation workers.
 
Discussant: Mr. Mats Frick, PhD Candidate, School of Business, Stockholm University

Please find attached invitation for more information.

Venue: Seminar Room, 3rd floor, EIJS, Stockholm School of Economics, Saltmätargatan 19C

RSVP to [email protected]  by Feb. 14, 2013

Animation as Japan’s Creative Industry: A View from the Shop Floor

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Date:
February 21, 2013
Time:
15:00-16:30