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Wie is de ander?: de representatie van Japan in het Nederlandse televisieprogramma 'Wie is de Mol?' (2010)

Martijn Huisman, Stijn Joye UGent and Pieter Maeseele (2012) TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR COMMUNICATIEWETENSCHAP. 40(3). p.212-230
abstract
In 2010 the popular Dutch reality television show ‘Wie is de Mol?’ took ten Dutch celebrities to Japan. Applying discourse analysis, this article explores the representation of Japan and its culture as portrayed in the show. Building upon theories about Orientalism and cultural stereotypes, the study illustrates that the programme provides a fairly balanced and nuanced depiction of Japan. This is in part due to the nature of the programme, which mainly revolves around the candidates and uses the country as an ‘interactive background’. However, the show does largely follow the Orientalist representational paradigm of depicting Japan, as the programme needs to provide images and narratives that are recognizable to Dutch viewers of whom most are not familiar with Japan. Stereotypes and clichés are therefore used, but often in innovative and playful ways. It is argued that popular television shows can influence and shape ideas and images of other countries.
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alternative title
Lost in representation? : a discourse analysis of Japan and the Japanese in the Dutch television show 'Wie is de Mol?'
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
media representations, cultural stereotypes, Orientalism, Japan, television
journal title
TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR COMMUNICATIEWETENSCHAP
Tidschr. Communwet.
volume
40
issue
3
pages
212 - 230
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000309097500002
JCR category
COMMUNICATION
JCR impact factor
0.152 (2012)
JCR rank
67/72 (2012)
JCR quartile
4 (2012)
ISSN
1384-6930
language
Dutch
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2127789
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2127789
date created
2012-06-01 08:49:21
date last changed
2015-06-17 10:04:00
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  abstract     = {In 2010 the popular Dutch reality television show {\textquoteleft}Wie is de Mol?{\textquoteright} took ten Dutch celebrities to Japan. Applying discourse analysis, this article explores the representation of Japan and its culture as portrayed in the show. Building upon theories about Orientalism and cultural stereotypes, the study illustrates that the programme provides a fairly balanced and nuanced depiction of Japan. This is in part due to the nature of the programme, which mainly revolves around the candidates and uses the country as an {\textquoteleft}interactive background{\textquoteright}. However, the show does largely follow the Orientalist representational paradigm of depicting Japan, as the programme needs to provide images and narratives that are recognizable to Dutch viewers of whom most are not familiar with Japan. Stereotypes and clich{\'e}s are therefore used, but often in innovative and playful ways. It is argued that popular television shows can influence and shape ideas and images of other countries.},
  author       = {Huisman, Martijn and Joye, Stijn and Maeseele, Pieter },
  issn         = {1384-6930},
  journal      = {TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR COMMUNICATIEWETENSCHAP},
  keyword      = {media representations,cultural stereotypes,Orientalism,Japan,television},
  language     = {dut},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {212--230},
  title        = {Wie is de ander?: de representatie van Japan in het Nederlandse televisieprogramma 'Wie is de Mol?' (2010)},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Huisman, Martijn, Stijn Joye, and Pieter Maeseele. 2012. “Wie Is De Ander?: De Representatie Van Japan in Het Nederlandse Televisieprogramma ‘Wie Is De Mol?’ (2010).” Tijdschrift Voor Communicatiewetenschap 40 (3): 212–230.
APA
Huisman, M., Joye, S., & Maeseele, P. (2012). Wie is de ander?: de representatie van Japan in het Nederlandse televisieprogramma “Wie is de Mol?” (2010). TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR COMMUNICATIEWETENSCHAP, 40(3), 212–230.
Vancouver
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Huisman M, Joye S, Maeseele P. Wie is de ander?: de representatie van Japan in het Nederlandse televisieprogramma “Wie is de Mol?” (2010). TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR COMMUNICATIEWETENSCHAP. 2012;40(3):212–30.
MLA
Huisman, Martijn, Stijn Joye, and Pieter Maeseele. “Wie Is De Ander?: De Representatie Van Japan in Het Nederlandse Televisieprogramma ‘Wie Is De Mol?’ (2010).” TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR COMMUNICATIEWETENSCHAP 40.3 (2012): 212–230. Print.