Cosplay, Lolita and Gender in Japan and Australia: An Introduction Notes.

Mid 1970s supposed origin/sci-fi fandom overlapping anime fandom, challenging medium worthy of attention. Anime considered to be one of the most wired fandoms in the world-“Cosplay is one of the most visible aspects of a vibrant fan culture, and is invariably picked up by the mainstream media.” Some cosplayers will go as far to travel … More Cosplay, Lolita and Gender in Japan and Australia: An Introduction Notes.

‘Selling Otaku? Mapping the Relationship between industry and Fandom’ Notes

“In its purest form, cosplay is akin to performance art, taking on the habits of a particular character though costume, accessories, gesture or attitude; therefore not simply dressing up but rather inhabiting a role physically and mentally.” Key issues around the relationship between industry and consumers Commercial industries being vitally important in how fans define … More ‘Selling Otaku? Mapping the Relationship between industry and Fandom’ Notes

Planning the Research Report (Week Commencing 28/10/13)

As part of my final hand-in for my ‘Project Pitch and Plan’ module for this semester, we have been asked to write an academic report that analyses all the data that we have collected throughout this semester. As I am now starting to come to a close with my research findings, especially now that I … More Planning the Research Report (Week Commencing 28/10/13)

Research Methodology

  Method vs Methodology: Methods: Participant observation, interview Specific tasks to be used in research Methodology: Is the science of research Solve the research problem Includes the methods but also the logic behind the method, the justification of a method for a scientific research type, the justification of certain analysis Categorisation of research By scope … More Research Methodology