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Thrill-seeking, terror-pleasure and rebellion in today's Japan

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by David Estate Of MyersDavid Estate Of Myers
"Perhaps Japanese society is simply too peaceful, too secure and too over-regulated and this may explain the fascination in Japan - and also in Western countries for horror movies. Mass audiences, especially bored teenagers, want to experience the thrill of being scared witless and merging their enjoyable screams with hundreds of other kids screaming in a crowded, but secure, cinema. This is ersatz-terrorism because it is a game of make-believe and because it is perfectly safe."

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Myers D; Ishido K

Start Page

28

End Page

36

Number of Pages

9

ISBN-10

1876780428

Publisher

Central Queensland University

Place of Publication

Rockhampton, Qld.

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences;

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

13

Parent Title

Japan today: Legal and social reform