Unformatted text preview: the two pairings of movies. For example, Margaret Cho and Memoirs of a Geisha both address the idea of Asian (be it Korean American or Japanese). However, "Asian" as it is depicted in Memoirs is very different from what "Asian" is as it is depicted by Margaret Cho. This would be the basis of the paper. You might use theories from mass culture (MacDonald); the historical and class based nature of pop culture representations (Juan Flores); transnationality (Grewal´s travelling Barbie); also notions of postmodernity, cultural relativism, and construction of race (all from the first half of this course). So, in essence you make an argument about representations within the movies you have watched and you back up that argument using theory. The more you describe EXACTLY what you mean (based upon scenes in the movie, specific pieces of dialogue, wardrobe etc.) and use theory to help you make your argument the better your paper will be....
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- Spring '08
- Margaret Cho, Popular Culture Papers, pop culture representations, class based nature