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Published: 13 April 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385639
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8563-9
Book Chapter

By Jonathan Sterne
Published: 20 February 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384250-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
... Hello! Here are the tales currently told: Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson had their first telephone conversation in 1876. “Mr. Watson— Come here— I want to see you!” yelled Bell to Watson, and the world shook. Thomas Edison first...
Published: 11 April 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383109-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8310-9
...PART ONE The Beginnings of Telephony ‘‘Hello Central 1 The Beginning of a New Industry The mammoth American Telephone and Telegraph Company (at&t) and its associated companies, formerly known as the Bell System, evolved from a small...
Published: 11 April 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383109-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8310-9
... ‘‘Hello Girls The Making 2 of the Voice with a Smile The introduction of new technologies and changes in work orga- nization have been significant forces in the transformation of telephone operators’ work. These forces have shaped skill defini- tions, job...
Published: 25 May 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371953-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7195-3
Published: 01 April 2013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9588-1
... Appendix 1 Sanrio and Hello Kitty Timeline 1960 Tsuji Shintarō establishes Yamanashi Silk Center Company. 1973 Yamanashi Silk Center Company renamed Sanrio Company Co., Ltd...
Published: 01 April 2013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9588-1
... Appendix 2 Artists in Sanrio’s Hello Kitty Thirtieth Anniversary Exhibit and Catalogue artist (order as listed in the catalogue...
Published: 15 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7399-5
Published: 14 March 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380948-028
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8094-8
Published: 01 April 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395881
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9588-1
Published: 01 April 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395881-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9588-1
...? Hello Kitty Must Die (novel by Angela Choi, 2010) Goodbye Kitty (parodic product line of David and Goliath) Boycott the Kitty...
Published: 01 April 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395881-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9588-1
... Carpasso (2005:5) One aspect of Hello Kitty – led pink globalization that many observers might find surprising is the degree to which Sanrio’s icon has pervaded the edgy fringes of art worlds outside of Japan, as well as to a limited degree in Japan. Some of these forays have...
Published: 01 April 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395881-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9588-1
... and the excessiveness of it, and I thought that it was almost very — rock and roll! — K. B., nineteen-­year-­old female “punk” Hello Kitty fan from New York, per- sonal communication, January 4, 2008, Honolulu...
Book Chapter

By Christine R. Yano
Published: 01 April 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395881-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9588-1
... Index addiction to Hello Kitty, 154, 155, 220 art and aesthetics: edginess in, 109, advertising. See marketing 230 – 31, 235 – 37, 249; Hello Kitty affect aliens, 164, 165 as artisanal product, 40...
Published: 01 April 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395881-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9588-1
... People who live with animals value the charm of muteness. — Ursula K. LeGuin (2005:19) Ever since I was little, Hello Kitty was just the only character. . . . I’ve seen it everywhere. It’s like imprinted in my mind. Her face. I really don’t know. It’s weird. I...
Book Chapter

By Christine R. Yano
Published: 01 April 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395881-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9588-1
... Notes Preface and Acknowledgments 1. Within the United States, my travels have been extensive, although not all of the travels have been focused on Hello Kitty. The list of places outside the United States includes Cabo...
Published: 01 April 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395881-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9588-1
.... —  Sarah Walsworth, Sanrio, Inc., visual merchandiser, personal communica- tion, March 25, 2010 You can never have too many friends. — Kitty White, aka Hello Kitty (hello-kitty.sanriotown.com September 29, 2012) Sanrio establishes its global networks as an “enabler of...
Published: 01 April 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395881-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9588-1
... are not just objects of economic exchange; they are goods to think with, goods to speak with. —John Fiske (1989:31) Pink makes you happy. —Yamaguchi Yūko, Hello Kitty designer (quoted in Belson and...
Published: 01 April 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395881-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9588-1
... continual flux and global mobility, forever moving into and out of new planes, powers, terrains, and relations. — Anne Allison (2008:107) On August 10, 2010, Hello Kitty rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (nyse), kicking off the celebration...
Published: 01 April 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395881-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9588-1
... like Hello Kitty and Miffy [a Dick Bruna character] when I was still in junior high school. I especially liked Miffy. She had a no-­expression face, but I still thought she was really cute. Stuff I really thought cute all had in common that they have no smile or other expression. Hello...