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Journal 3

In order to understand modern America, it is important to see consumption from a different perspective. Consumption is strongly related to identity and citizenship, which we don’t usually notice in our daily lives. I’d like to take American women in … Continue reading

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Journal 3

We had group presentations and learned about the cultural difference between American and Japanese. I was surprised that almost all groups focused on identity, especially individualism and collectivism. No.1group deal with the concepts of aspiration and generosity, and they compare … Continue reading

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jounal 3 Taiga Koen

I went to the “New Zion Baptist Church” in August 13. The appearance of the church was very simple (like a red brick residence), however interior decoration was luxurious. “New Zion Baptist Church” was for Black people and there were … Continue reading

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JOURNAL3

The lecture on August 10th is Culture, citizen and Consumption. I learned from this lecture, Usually, I have never thinking about relationship with citizenship and consumption. Personally, the easiest to understand example is Barbie doll. Barbie doll is one of … Continue reading

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Journal3

I’m currently on my 11th day of my program and I’ve attended 2 lectures since I submitted my second journal. I also had my focus group project presentation yesterday. For my third journal, I would like to write down some … Continue reading

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Connection within American Culture (Journal 3)

The example of toys like Barbie or toy cars is very helpful for me to understand connection among consumption, identity and citizenship. I have thought about relation between shopping(consumption) and identity because what we buy and use sometimes exposed to … Continue reading

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journal 3

  When I listened to the lecture about citizenship, culture and consumption, I really felt that it was so complicated for me to understand what the professor said completely. That was my initial impression. However, the thing I learned was … Continue reading

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Journal 3

It was interesting for me to look deep into food and culture relation. Because food is something that we always think about, this lecture was easy to understand. I realized that there are differences in school lunch in Japan and … Continue reading

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Journal 3

When talking about consumption, it is common to think only about what people buy. It shows a sense of being you, because people do not always have the same taste in clothes, food, or whatever people are purchasing. When we … Continue reading

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journal 2 taiga koen

The lecture in August 7 mentioned “Gender and sexuality” and Dr. Kingan listed Performativity, Reproduction, Compensation, Legislation, Intersectionality as key concepts. In early America, masculine was defined as strong, protective independent, militaristic, aggressive. Meanwhile, feminine was defined as weak, dependent, … Continue reading

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