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Japanese Television Shows | Autoethnography

Japanese TV shows are characteristically quirky, bright and out-of-the-box. To understand this genre of entertainment, we each sat down to watch three different TV shows: reality, variety and comedy. Drawing on Ellis et al, we noted the epiphanies we had whilst watching the TV shows and then looked deeper into the cultural practices behind them to understand the culture.
Without watching each other’s TV shows, we came together to present our cultural findings and realised the shows had more in common than we had previously thought.

 

Check out Tom & Monique’s channels!

Tom – http://bit.ly/2yXjLOF
Monique – http://bit.ly/2hA5Yqc

REFERENCES:

LAUREN

Yamaguchi, Kazuo (2000). Married Women’s Gender-Role Attitudes and Social Stratification. International Journal of Sociology. 30[2] p. 52-89.
North, Scott 2009, Negotiating What’s ‘Natural’: Persistent Domestic Gender Role Inequality in Japan, Social Science Japan Journal, Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 23–44, https://doi.org/10.1093/ssjj/jyp009
Mclelland, Mark 2010. “Kissing is a symbol of democracy!” Dating, Democracy, and Romance in Occupied Japan 1945-1952. Journal of the History of Sexuality. 19[3] p 508-535. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/392316
Kincaid, Chris 2013. A Look at Gender Expectations in Japanese Society. Social customs. Japan Powered.
https://www.japanpowered.com/japan-culture/a-look-at-gender-expectations-in-japanese-society

MONIQUE

Toyosaki S 2017, Intercultural Communication in Japan: Theorizing Homogenizing Discourse, Routledge, New York
https://books.google.com.au/books?id=_z4lDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA31&lpg=PA31&dq=use+of+a+comedy+male+duo+in+japanese+tv+shows&source=bl&ots=nwHHhmi_0h&sig=_fmC41K4YAukKvOvdTONW6BRzQA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwil-L-6tb_WAhWBfbwKHdTLBg8Q6AEISTAF#v=onepage&q=use%20of%20a%20comedy%20male%20duo%20in%20japanese%20tv%20shows&f=false
Lim. T, Lim. W, Ping. X& T. H 2016, Globalisation, consumption and popular culture in East Asia, World Scientific https://books.google.com.au/books?id=cVAtDQAAQBAJ&pg=PA120&lpg=PA120&dq=akb48+and+their+outfits&source=bl&ots=CBKNM9ZNJA&sig=rlehtsvc5E4BE_OFduJ4bdIm8BI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiH1sDOuL_WAhUQNpQKHV0oDIk4ChDoAQgnMAA#v=onepage&q=akb48%20and%20their%20outfits&f=false
Dubrofsky, RE & Wood, MM 2014 Posting Racism and Sexism: Authenticity, Agency and Self-Reflexivity in Social Media, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, vol. 11, no.3, pp. 282-287, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14791420.2014.926247?src=recsys
Karlin J, 2012 Introduction: The mirror of Idols and Celebrity, Idols and celebrities in Japanese Media Culture p. 1-32 Palgrave Macmillan, London <https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9781137283788_1>
Kincaid, C, 2014, ‘Gender Roles of Women in Modern Japan’, Japan Powered, June 22, viewed 5 October 2017 <https://www.japanpowered.com/japan-culture/gender-roles-women-modern-japan\
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TOM

SAITO, Asako P 2017, Moe and Internet Memes: The Resistance and Accommodation of Japanese Popular Culture in China. Cultural Studies Review, v. 23, n. 1, p. 136–50, Date accessed: 4 October 2017 Available at: <http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/csrj/article/view/5499/5940>.

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