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Unformatted text preview: 1-27-2010Week 4: Otaku-dom, Furiitaa, and Men's ProblemsOtaku vs shojo (girl)non-threateningnestled between adulthood and childhood, power and powerlessness, awareness and innocenceattracted to cute objects that smack of nostalgia for childhoodworld of the otaku is complex, amorphous, and nonrepresentationalterminal identitysomebody who is tied to a computer, emotional, social attachment to a computer.technological masculinitypathological techno fetishist with a social deficit?How Otaku is seencutting edge of contemporary cultureThere are Otaku events around there world, it has taken on a life of its ownscared of women in particular and people in generalNormal people have attachments to other people, having attachment to objects or things is weird. The oktaku debate of the 1980s has given way to equally anxious debates about furiitaa (freelance workers) and NEET, those fifteen to thirty-four year-olds who are unemployed, unmarried, not enrolled in school or engaged in housework and not seeking working or the technical training needed for work.in school or engaged in housework and not seeking working or the technical training needed for work....
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