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You must reference the course readings, videos, and/or lectures using in-text citations to receive full points. You are more likely to receive full points if you are able to connect at least two different readings with lecture notes/videos in your answer. Lecture example (Daigle, ANTH 484 Week 2, 2022), Video example (Murakami 1988, 1:08 minutes), Reading example (Condry 2013, 62). A bibliography is not necessary.
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Essay Questions (600-700 words) 7 points each:
1. In The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan’s Media Success Story, Ian Condry (2013) talked a lot about value as a measure for the global success of anime. What is Condry’s definition of value? How does it differ from the monetization of human activity? How does it relate to globalization and Condry’s theoretical focus on production?
2. How is Japanese popular culture involved in branding Japan both domestically and internationally? What historical and cultural processes/flows have contributed to this branding and its reception? Provide examples and explain.
3. Discuss the relationship between nostalgia and Japanese popular culture. How is nostalgia involved in affective labor and identity work in Japan?
Lectures to watch and review:
1) YouTube – Public Lecture Video (6.16.2015) Ian Condry: The Soul of Anime
2) Facebook: furusatomatsurien
3) YouTube: Everything you need to know about japan’s Kawaii industry by Mina
4) YouTube: Forest Bathing: Seeking wellness tthrough Nature by Shinrin Yoku
5) https://atarashiichizu.com
6) https://kawaiivibe.com/blogs/kawaii/how-to-make-a-kawaii-bento
7) What is Performativity by Judith Butler
8) Otaku from 1993 follows the life of Kubo who gets drawn into the work of Otaku
9) Behind the Scenes Dr. Stone, the making of an Anime
10) YouTube: Media Scholar of Japan – Ian Condry

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