A Clash Of Cultures: Cultural Differences Within American And Japanese Animation

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Title: A Clash Of Cultures: Cultural Differences Within American And Japanese Animation
Author: Frasier, Alexander Nghiem
Abstract: This research examines the Japanese cultural phenomenon of anime , and the cultural values that allow issues deemed more suitable for adults to be included in anime and viewed by all ages in Japan , but not in the United States . This study used five focus groups : two consisting of Non -Asian participants , one with Japanese participants , and two with Amerasian participants . Each focus group was shown clips from the anime films Spirited Away , Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind , and Princess Mononoke . Geert Hofstede's intercultural value dimensions were used as a guide to find greater meaning of the impact of anime among the different groups and cultures . Analysis of the focus group discussions showed that cultural differences was an overarching theme with the categories of exposure , usage , parenting styles and teaching ideologies as dominant sub -themes .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /15
Date: 2007-08-23

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A Clash Of Cultures: Cultural Differences Within American And Japanese Animation. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /15 .

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