The “animalized humans” – the reformulated body: A discussion of the phenomenon of Japanese Catgirls motivated by a Danish school project

Publikation: Forskning - peer reviewBidrag til bog/antologi

Abstract

The paper will discuss the phenomenon of Japanese Catgirls who practice cat behavior as a counterpart to Disney's cartoon in which animals have a human character. Furthermore, the role of this Japanese phenomenon in a Danish pedagogical context is addressed. The discussion's theoretical approaches draw on performativity, social aesthetics and visual culture. In the final discussion the humanized animal is related to symmetrical anthropology, brought about by the contradictory position between the humanized animal character and a non-humanized social practice in which humans’ attribute themselves with animal behaviors.
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The paper will discuss the phenomenon of Japanese Catgirls who practice cat behavior as a counterpart to Disney's cartoon in which animals have a human character. Furthermore, the role of this Japanese phenomenon in a Danish pedagogical context is addressed. The discussion's theoretical approaches draw on performativity, social aesthetics and visual culture. In the final discussion the humanized animal is related to symmetrical anthropology, brought about by the contradictory position between the humanized animal character and a non-humanized social practice in which humans’ attribute themselves with animal behaviors.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelTiere : Pädagogische-antropologische Reflexionen
RedaktørerJohannes Bilstein, Kristin Westphal
Antal sider18
Udgivelses stedWiesbaden
ForlagSpringer
Publikationsdato2018
Sider211-229
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-658-13787-8
StatusUdgivet - 2018
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa
BegivenhedJahrestagung 2014 der Kommission Pädagogische Anthropologie - Universität Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Tyskland
Varighed: 6 okt. 20148 okt. 2014

Konference

KonferenceJahrestagung 2014 der Kommission Pädagogische Anthropologie
LokationUniversität Koblenz-Landau
LandTyskland
ByKoblenz
Periode06/10/201408/10/2014

Projekter

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