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Individualism vs. Collectivism: Lessons from American Anti-war films
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Individualism vs. collectivism is a fundamental cultural and political conflict in the world today. To better understand the relationship and the conflict between individualism and collectivism, we chose American anti-war films as the object of study. In this thesis, using theories of representation, individualism, collectivism and qualitative content analysis, we discussed the representation of individualism and collectivism, the conflict between individualism and collectivism, and the solution for the conflict in two films,

Born on the fourth of July and Platoon. Our study suggests that the individualism and collectivism is mainly reflected in three aspects: goals, interpersonal relationship and freedom. Furthermore, this thesis gives insightful implications of individualism and collectivism with particular resolution for the conflict.

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2014. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
Individualism, Collectivism, Representation, Qualitative Content Analysis, American Anti-war films
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7195Local ID: EXM506OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-7195DiVA: diva2:772887
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Social science
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IPPE
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Available from: 2014-12-18 Created: 2014-12-17 Last updated: 2014-12-18Bibliographically approved

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