Mason Archival Repository Service

Anime and Japanese Uniqueness: The Cultural Authenticity of Japanese Animation

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Trencher, Susan Crump, David Tyler
dc.creator Crump, David Tyler 2018-05-02 2018-08-08T20:13:37Z 2018-08-08T20:13:37Z
dc.description.abstract This thesis focuses on the conception of Japanese animation or “anime” as a specifically Japanese cultural product, rather than one produced as the result of global influences. While anime is produced similarly to films and TV shows produced outside of Japan and has overseas influences in its design, it is seen as culturally distinctive as evidenced in particular animation techniques, story themes, and socio-historical contexts. Analysis of relevant literature focuses on the history of anime followed by an analysis of anime as a cultural export. Targeted cultural industry research is included to illustrate global production systems and to demonstrate the expressive potential of cultural products. A short qualitative survey distributed to several anime clubs and organizations is included as a means to get an “insiders” view from anime fans on the question of whether anime is viewed by its audience as purely Japanese.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject cultural product en_US
dc.subject Anime en_US
dc.subject Cool Japan en_US
dc.subject Japanese popular culture en_US
dc.subject Japan en_US
dc.subject cultural authenticity en_US
dc.title Anime and Japanese Uniqueness: The Cultural Authenticity of Japanese Animation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Arts in Anthropology en_US Master's en_US Anthropology en_US George Mason University en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search MARS


My Account