Proceedings of the International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICONELT 2017)

Raising Culture Awareness Using Manga and Harlequin Styled Romance

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Gracia Sudargo
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Gracia Sudargo
Available Online August 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iconelt-17.2018.28How to use a DOI?
Keywords
pornography, pop culture, youngsters, cultural awareness
Abstract
Republic Indonesia's government policy to issue Porn Laws and really enact them had created mass controversy in the nation. However, flowing streams of porn texts and erotic discourses still flooded the translated literature publishing. Two most demanded and well spread pop literatures are Japanese hentai manga and American Harlequin-styled romance. These two pop literatures provide the two tips of a polar philosophy in defining porn and erotica. Youngsters and university students in Surabaya are quite familiar with these two types, even some in English. Unconsciously youngsters are becoming more unaware and not critical towards pop culture they get exposure on. This philosophical research tries to clarify the perspective from youngsters around Surabaya about erotica and pornography in hentai manga and harlequin-styled romance. Using questionnaire and interviews to triangulate the findings in literature research, it is aimed that the contrasts found in hentai manga and harlequin-styled romance might trigger the redefinition of erotica and pornography. This research tries to teach pop culture awareness using English texts to teen students around Surabaya. Students will see the texts they are often familiar with in new perspective through critical cultural awareness.
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Proceedings
International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICONELT 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2017
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978-94-6252-441-5
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iconelt-17.2018.28How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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