A Better Understanding

Kara Henderson

Reading over my last blog post, I can see that I draw on past and personal experiences and use that knowledge to understand the culture that is given within the Digital Asia subject. In doing this, I was able to make sense of the subject a little better, especially with the movies that were screening for the first couple of weeks.

“Autoethnographers focus on ways of producing meaningful, accessible, and evocative research grounded in personal experience and to deepen our capacity to empathise with people who are different from us.” (Ellis, 2011)

Based on little experiences I have had with everyday television shows of Western culture still helped me a great deal in grasping the whole concept of anime. My greatest example would be comparing the character of Eleven in ‘Stranger Things’ with the movie ‘Akira’. In terms with shows such as Pokémon and Dragon Ball Z that I had…

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