In relation to our question: Does globalisation pose a threat to cultural identity? I found this. It looks like another student study; a more general discussion among students studying this topic, rather than a case study type thing that we are looking at doing.
Is gives the pros and cons from a research-based point of view, but includes few details. There’s an option for feedback, but in the case of our project, I am not sure that this is sustainable. This article appeared on a pre-existing network of student “idea-sharing” pages, so maybe we could include the website element of our presentation on a site similar to this.
We should be asking why some countries have a higher immunity to losing their culture (i.e. Japan, America both have very high cultural currency, they are self supporting, influential, old, and in Japan’s case, a unique language) and some countries are more at risk.
Another approach: We could look further into Americanisation, and why American media artifacts have such a high cultural currency, and ditch the Japan idea all together. I don’t know – it’s too broad. Charles and I (and whoever we apparently have in our group these days) are meeting up to discuss this tomorrow, so maybe we can sort something out.