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Auto-Ethnographic Study: ‘Terrace House’ EP 1

Following on from last weeks’ blog post, this post will be directed at my cultural framework and how this impacts my investigation and the outcome of it. My first two blog posts looked at my current cultural framework with relation to the analysis of the two texts, Goijra (1954) and Akira (1988). I discuss how my cultural framework altered during this experience. Evidently, l was able to recognise the true power of using Live Tweeting as a tool for auto-ethnographic studies. This tool will be used in the final auto-ethnographic study of Japanese reality TV.

My Auto-Ethnographic Experience: Episode 1

I believe that every media text we encounter, is framed by our personal experiences. This was evident in last weeks’ blog post, where l examined my first encounter with the Japanese reality TV show, ‘Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City’. Immediately l formed a connection…

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Auto-ethnographic Study: Japanese Reality TV

Six men and women…all under the same roof…living together = Japanese reality TV.Terrace House is a Japanese reality show where six strangers move in with one another. My independent digital Asia Auto-ethnographic experience will involve my reaction to watching the Netflix series, ‘Terrace House’.  

My Auto–ethnographic Journey

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Why l chose this topic?

Asian reality TV shows are quite foreign to me, therefore, the reason as to why l chose this topic for my independent research project. I hate to admit it, but l am a fan of Australian reality TV. A regular watcher of ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Block’, and past watcher of ‘Big Brother’ and singing contest shows such as, ‘The X Factor’, thousands of hours have been spent watching this genre. When it comes to Asian reality TV, however, l am quite oblivious to it, l only really know of the crazy Japanese gameshows. As

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Akira (1988) and Auto-Ethnography

This week in class we live tweeted whilst watching the Japanese anime film, Akira (1988).

Many praise the film, therefore l had high expectations before watching Akira. I must admit it did meet my expectations. We watched the English dubbed version, which definitely helped during the live tweeting process. I have participated in many live tweeting exercises, however, my reflection on this week’s tweets will involve a look at how my cultural framework shapes the tweets l create, and how this relates to the auto-ethnographic method.

The influence of my cultural framework has a great effect on what l produce. Considering my tweets this week, it is evident that everything l make, write or create is altered by my culture. Live tweeting is an auto-ethnographic form, where l observe a culture and discuss certain opinions, stories and perspectives displayed in the text. Ethnography as stated by

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Week 1: Rai Italia and Gojira (1954)

First week of University for the semester and l was absent. Instead, l was finishing my five week trip to Europe, where l was immersed in various cultures. It’s ironic that my first blog post for the semester is based on culture. My cultural background is Italian and Australian. l was born in Australia, however, my nationality is Italian, as both my grandparents were born in Italy. I was lucky enough to visit Italy on my trip. When reading the brief for the first blog post as part of my Digital Asia subject, l immediately reminisced about my childhood and growing up in an Italian family.

As a kid my favourite films were the iconic Disney/Pixar films such as Monsters Inc. and Toy Story. Even now my go to TV shows are the mainstream favourites, such as, Game of Thrones, Gossip Girl and Friends. Growing up with…

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