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Unformatted text preview: knew that the product is foreign-made. Iwabuchi presents another answer later in the article by quoting an actual Japanese animator who said that animators and cartoonists do not consciously make the characters look like Westerners, but rather, they draw characters who they feel are attractive. This correlates to the idea of the features of the Other being desirable and more attractive than the features of your own group. In a sense, these animators and cartoonists are “eating” the image of the Other without even knowing what has come over them. This can be related to the fact that many people with light skin wish to be tanner, but people with darker skin wish to be fairer. The things that a group does not have are the same things that are most attractive to them....
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course FLL 120 taught by Professor Lamiazayzafoon during the Spring '10 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Spring '10