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Twilight Lives: The Representation of Autism in Japanese Millennial Media

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Title: Twilight Lives: The Representation of Autism in Japanese Millennial Media
Authors: Pitts, Emily
Advisor: Yano, Christine
Issue Date: 26 Sep 2014
Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract: The alien has a remarkable ability to take numerous varying forms within the imaginations of many individuals; living as both a being and a state of being even within the same mind. When my research first began, my greatest interest was in discovering how the alien was formed in art and in the media and why it took on certain characteristics, particularly within the Japanese culture. However, the concept’s permeability made it quite difficult to capture and cut down into something manageable for that specific topic. After months of frustration and misdirection, attempting to narrow down such a large idea into a genre or theme, I took a moment to step back and understand the pull I felt toward the research. I needed to expand the issue until the larger picture was readily visible. That picture was social alienation.
Pages/Duration: 63 pages
Rights: All UHM Honors Projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Appears in Collections:Honors Projects for Asian Studies

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