2008年6月3日火曜日

Meeting 8: National Cultures, Generalizations and Stereotypes

Agenda:
I Write categories for the respondents' answers.
II JH's presentation on national cultures, stereotypes and prejudice
III Watch two movies
Movie 1:


SNL - Chris Farley - Japanese Gameshow
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3. How did these videos make you feel?
- scared (both but especially 1)
- bad for children (both)
- a little bit sick (1)
- uncomfortable (1)
- cruel (both)
- a little bit disgusted (both)

1 件のコメント:

keiko さんのコメント...

These videos and JH's story reminded me of the days my family and I spent in Finland ten years ago. There were few Japanese living there, So some people especially kids stared and pointed at us,saying "Kiinalainen"(It means Chinese in Finnish). I felt awkward at first, but gradually came to enjoy this 'foreigner experience'. However,it sometimes made me sad.
I admit that making fun of the stereotypes of other countries is funny and I like to see it. But we must keep it in mind that it contains sarcasm and sometimes prejudice and might hurt somebody.