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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24538

Title: Japan's Colonized Other: A Case Study of the Media Representations on the Deportation of a Filipino Family
Authors: Bessho, Yuko
Advisor: Coloma, Roland Sintos
Kathy, Bickmore
Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Keywords: Japan
media representation
irregular residents
archaeology of knowledge
Issue Date: 21-Jul-2010
Abstract: This research investigates Japanese society's gaze towards those former colonized subjects, who now reside in Japan as foreign residents. More specifically, it explores the representations, in two leading Japanese newspapers and a popular internet discussion board, of a Filipino family facing deportation in 2009. Using Foucault's archaeology of knowledge as the main analytical framework, it examines emergent and silenced discourses in each media. While the newspapers generally reported in favour of the family, they often unintentionally constructed the child as innocent, and the parents as illegal. The internet discussion board tended to depict the family as criminals. By silencing the colonial history between the Philippines and Japan, both media outlets have failed to address the continuing neo-colonial relationships between the two nations. In conclusion, the various implications of this research on the strategies advocating citizenship rights of irregular residents are examined, by applying anti-oppressive education frameworks to the research findings.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24538
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