publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Adoption, Cynical Detachment, and New Age Beliefs in Juno and Kung Fu Panda

Chen, Fu-jen;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2017 Journal: CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, volume 19 (eissn: 1481-4374, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Purdue University (bepress)
  • Country: United States
Abstract
In his article "Adoption, Cynical Detachment, and New Age Beliefs in Juno and Kung Fu Panda" Fu-Jen Chen situates his study within today's prevailing climate of global consumption to argue that the 2007 film Juno—featuring an unconventional portrayal of the adoption triad and a cynical detachment from public values—not only trivializes and depoliticizes the practice of adoption but also serves as an ideological supplement to today's global capitalism. Furthermore, Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2 (2008; 2011) provide two ideological messages of contemporary New Age spirituality—"the belief in nothing" in part I, and "the attitude of inner peace" in part II —that fit with and...
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free text keywords: Literature and Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, Gender studies, Sociology, Ideology, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Juno, Kung Fu Panda, Global Capitalism, Adoption, New Age Spirituality, comparative cultural studies, comparative popular culture, comparison of marginalities and culture, film and other media of cultural expression, processes of cultural production, American Studies, Arts and Humanities, Comparative Literature, Education, European Languages and Societies, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Film and Media Studies, Other Arts and Humanities, Other Film and Media Studies, Reading and Language, Rhetoric and Composition, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Television, Theatre and Performance Studies
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Adoption, Cynical Detachment, and New Age Beliefs in Juno and Kung Fu Panda

Chen, Fu-jen;