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From Artmaking to Identity Making

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ISBN-10: 3844321748

ISBN-13: 9783844321746

Edition: N/A

Authors: Hsiao-Ping Chen

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This study examines the identity construction of five manga fans by exploring their creation of comics and their cosplay. Certain identity themes emerged through a Lacanian interpretation using a qualitative/interpretivist paradigm, and semi-structured, in-depth interviews with participants, including their cosplay photos as well as their manga drawings and stories. Specifically, Lacan s concepts of the Imaginary, the Symbolic, and the Real were used to interpret these participants identities. The study showed not only that identity is not always determined by the Symbolic (conscious act), but also that it is governed by unconscious desire and fantasy (of the Real). While unconscious desire…    
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.48" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English