Embracing Differences

Embracing Differences

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The omnipresence and popularity of American consumer products in Japan have triggered an avalanche of writing shedding light on different aspects of this cross-cultural relationship. Cultural interactions are often accompanied by the term cultural imperialism, a concept that on close scrutiny turns out to be a hasty oversimplification given the contemporary cultural interaction between the U.S. and Japan. 'Embracing Differences' shows that this assumption of a one-sided transfer is no longer valid. Closely investigating Disney theme parks, sushi, as well as movies, Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt reveals a dialogical exchange between these two nations that has changed the image of Japan in the United States.Transnational Cultural Flows between Japan and the United States Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt ... subsequently became collectors of Japanese art (Lancaster 48). 16 Shortly after the exposition, interior decorations of ... The resulting Oriental- style rooms reflected the idea that American consumers had about Japan as a€œa realizedanbsp;...

Title:Embracing Differences
Author: Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt
Publisher:transcript Verlag - 2014-03

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