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My neighbour the Animalien: constructing Japanese national cultural identity from invasive alien animal species discourse in the 21st century

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In this study, I analyse the verbal and visual language used in Japanese mass media materials (newspaper pieces and a TV variety show) and state pamphlets to understand why the invasive alien animal as an Other persists despite decades of residency from a cultural angle, rather than ecological. As an example of banal nationalism, I examine this discourse for the languages in which 21st century national identity is expressed and constructed in terms of identity coordinates in space-time. With ...

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Division:
SSD
Department:
OSGA
Sub department:
Japanese Studies
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Author

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Division:
SSD
Department:
OSGA
Sub department:
Area Studies
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Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-4738-5644
Type of award:
MSc taught course
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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