Different dreams : an examination of America and Japan's national characters : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Edmonds, Anthony O. en_US
dc.contributor.author Koenig, Tori A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T19:05:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T19:05:12Z
dc.date.created 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.other A-336 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/191203
dc.description.abstract When trying to distinguish what makes a member of one society different from an individual of another, the idea of national character often assumes a prominent role in the discussion. National character is the set of values that one culture treasures as the most important to the majority of individuals in that nation. This paper examines the American and Japanese national characters and looks at the fundamental dissimilarities between the two. In the United States, the definition of who is an American is based on whether or not the person appreciates the American Dream. As opposed the individualistic outlook that this ideal promotes, the Japanese share a sense of duty and view the group as the basis for society_ The contrast between these two views is clearly seen in the societies' reactions to national tragedies. To analyze this theory, I use the public's responses to the Oklahoma City bombing and the Tokyo subway sarin attacks as case studies.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 55 leaves ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh History. en_US
dc.title Different dreams : an examination of America and Japan's national characters : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.notes "April 2008."
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1463236 en_US

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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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