Author: lucyronald

just a uni student trying to sort her life out

The Traditional Relationship

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When watching Little Black Dress, I found myself, at the time, going into the viewing not expect much, not only because it looked like a tacky romantic comedy, but a tacky romantic comedy that wasn’t in English, and therefore I would be reading English subtitles the entire movie. This just comes from my pure laziness (not wanting to read subtitles) and my experience with most Romantic Comedies.

I initially chose to watch a romantic comedy as I thought that topic I wanted to focus on – gender roles – but found myself coming out with a whole different perspective that I wanted to focus on in Asian films – the portrayal of relationships. As I mentioned in my initial post, Romantic Comedies have challenged the way we see relationships to how they should be and set men and women on unrealistic pedestals, for many years. Romantic Comedies, in all countries, have…

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A Taste of an Asian Rom-Com

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After studying the texts that we had in glass (in particular State of Play), I became very interested in gender equality in all Asian countries. I think this is because, as a young female in Australia, I am already presented with gender inequality on a daily basis, not only in everyday life, but through all media that we are surrounded with. I initially didn’t really know what type of text/practice/policy I wanted to look at. I then began thinking about my interests in everyday life as I thought that would increase my interest in the subject, especially if it was in a form that I was unfamiliar with – for example if it was produced in an Asian country.

I decided to focus on a film, as it was the industry that made me curious about gender equality, and I then decided to focus on the film genre of…

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Re-Visiting “State of Autoethnography”

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Upon re-examining my first post titled State of Autoethnography, I became aware of many little-minded assumptions that I had made about various elements of the gaming culture in Asia. Even though I made this post only a couple of weeks ago and have no re-visited the documentary, I feel that through reading other people’s blogs and receiving feedback on my own blog, I am more open minded and perhaps have a more respectful attitude towards these people’s careers.

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In my original post, I automatically approached my analysis in a very stereotypical and assumptive way. This is an easy thing to slip into doing when analysing an aspect of another country unfamiliar to your own – you want to compare it to what you know. I wrote, “I found myself trying to compare their dedication to their careers to something that I’m more familiar with, and I…

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State of AutoEthnography

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I literally have never heard of the word “autoethnography” so there various thoughts that went through my head when I heard it was basically what we are going to be looking at all semester were “oh yeah um I probably need to un-enrol” and “wow I really need to work on my vocabulary”. But then I remembered that most of my problems can be solved by a quick Google search. After the quick search, and also looking at this weeks reading (Ellis et al (2011)) I found the following useful definition:

Autoethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyze personal experience in order to understand cultural experience.

So basically, from my understanding, autoethnography is referring to your own personal experience to something, and we have been asked to give our first auto-ethnographic experience from one of the two materials we have been shown…

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