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Collective memory of Japanese naming rituals through the incorporation of anime and manga

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Date Issued:
2008
Summary:
In this paper, I ask how members of Japanese society are able to remember naming practices in which some of the traditions are no longer in use. Members of Japanese society perpetuate their collective memory through the utilization of Japanese media to include past and present Japanese name alterations. I explain the reasons behind name alterations, and how knowledge and use of the naming rituals continue through the collective agency of contemporary Japanese media such as anime and manga. Each anime and manga example correlates to past and present naming rituals. Social name alterations occur at birth, genpuku, marriage, and changes in levels of skill. Political alterations occur from hostage exchange or adoption, change in ideologies, occupational change, or the assumption of new roles from a higher-ranking member of society. While members of Japanese society learn naming traditions from daily interactions with other people, media such as anime and manga reinforce expected behavior and customs.
Title: Collective memory of Japanese naming rituals through the incorporation of anime and manga.
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Name(s): Kirk, LauraLynn.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: thesis
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 2008
Physical Form: electronic
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: vi, 74 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Language(s): English
Summary: In this paper, I ask how members of Japanese society are able to remember naming practices in which some of the traditions are no longer in use. Members of Japanese society perpetuate their collective memory through the utilization of Japanese media to include past and present Japanese name alterations. I explain the reasons behind name alterations, and how knowledge and use of the naming rituals continue through the collective agency of contemporary Japanese media such as anime and manga. Each anime and manga example correlates to past and present naming rituals. Social name alterations occur at birth, genpuku, marriage, and changes in levels of skill. Political alterations occur from hostage exchange or adoption, change in ideologies, occupational change, or the assumption of new roles from a higher-ranking member of society. While members of Japanese society learn naming traditions from daily interactions with other people, media such as anime and manga reinforce expected behavior and customs.
Identifier: 423705237 (oclc), 165337 (digitool), FADT165337 (IID), fau:1356 (fedora)
Note(s): by LauraLynn Kirk.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Honors College, 2008.
Bibliography: leaves 72-74.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2008. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Memory -- Social aspects
Rites and ceremonies -- Psychological aspects
Comic books, strips, etc -- Japan -- Criticism and interpretation
Animated films -- Japan -- Criticism and interpretation
Held by: FBoU FAUER
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/165337
Owner Institution: FAU

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