Subtitle

Blowing Away Atomic Responsibility

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

Kalinak, Kathryn

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Art

Abstract

Explores the representation of nuclear weapons in Japanese anime and US live action cinema in the 1980's, using methods from cultural studies. Examines, specifically, the silences and contradictions of the selected films to reveal the cultural ideologies of Japan and the United States during the time in which the films were produced. Analyzes the Japanese animated films, Barefoot Gen, Barefoot Gen 2, and Grave of the Fireflies, and the American live action films, The Day After, Testament, and Miracle Mile.

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