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PopStuff Show Notes: Episode 112: Hello Kitty and the Culture of Cute

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The Hello Kitty thing mentioned in this episode. Also, Pinkie Pie ring.

Holly loves Hello Kitty, and I think she’s pretty cute. And if you like her, you’re in luck! Because you can get her on EVERYTHING. So we thought we’d talk about that.

My research:

  • Boudreau, John. “Asian carrier takes flight with Hello Kitty.” Contra Costa Times. 03 June 2012.
  • Ko, Yu-Fen. Hello Kitty and the Identity Politics in Taiwan. Hsih-Shin University, Taipei.
  • McGray, Douglas. “Japan’s Gross National Cool.”
  • Tabuchi, Hiroko. “In Search of Adorable, as Hello Kitty Gets Closer to Goodbye.” New York Times. 15 May 2010.
  • Kercher, Sophia. “Hello Kitty, One Cool Cat.” Los Angeles Times. 01 Nov 2009.
  • Denison, Rayna. “Anime tourism: discursive construction and reception of the Studio Ghibli Art Museum.” Japan Forum. 2010.

Holly’s research:

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