chapter  14
Considering Manga Discourse: Location, Ambiguity, Historicity
ByJaqueline Berndt
Pages 16

In the past few years, manga has become quite popular as material for research and education about contemporary Japan. However, academic theses and papers often give the impression that while manga may serve as a mirror for various social and cultural discourses, neither the media-specific aspects of comics nor the Japanese discourse on comics need to be taken into account. This observation leads me to the discussion below.