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Introduction: Tinted Glasses, Unit Thinking, and Coherants

Chapter 1. The Politics of Vision and the Fetish beyond Optical Unconscious: Towards Spectacle Pedagogy
Chapter 2. Seeing Failed Ninja, Ghost Samurai, and Last Samurai: Phantom Japan at a Weekend Japanese Language School in the US
Chapter 3. Seeing Angels: The Fetish of Smiling Angels in the “Poor but Happy” Discourse in Sierra Leone
Chapter 4. Seeing Holy Mouth Man: Fetish of Study Abroad Transformation Talk
Chapter 5. Seeing Dr Jekyll in Mr. Hyde: Political Others and Beyond Polarization of “Critical” and “Uncritical”
Chapter 6. Seeing Fairies and Anti-Spectacle Pedagogy: Cottingley Photographs of Fairies and Linguistic Landscape Project  
Chapter 7. Seeing Santa Claus and Elves: Swinging between Fantasy-World-for-Escape and Scrutinized-World-for-Change
Chapter 8. Seeing Robbers, Freaks, and Dirt: Seeing Maui’s Fishhook in Scorpio and Fetish of Us

Conclusion: Continuing Dialogues


Fairies, Ghosts, and Santa Claus

Tinted Glasses, Fetishes, and the Politics of Seeing

Neriko Musha Doerr

278 pages, 2 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-687-0 Hb Published (November 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80073-688-7 eBook