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Comic Books in America and Japan
Journalism & Communication
Pages 10 (2510 words)
Comic Books in America and Japan Introduction Society comprises individuals with a range of needs. These needs are addressed by the construct of leading a healthy social life. Within these created principles and boundaries, members of the society are accorded the opportunity to advance as active members within that society through the development of desirable attributes.
However, children are also the most sensitive group within the society because they are at a developmental stage that is highly susceptible to influence. Moreover, children are also the most active in leisure activities because they require socialisation to develop intellectually. The development of children is dependent on the presented values within the family and the environment in which they live, with different societies presenting different traditions. The group relations and activities that children engage in during their leisure time are particularly influential on their developmental attributes (Turow 2011, p. 162). An excellent example of this is the influence of comic books. Comic books are either locally created or imported and often follow a similar fictional plot that children can identify with easily. Comic book popularity has recently been boosted by advances in technology, as children can now access comic plots through the internet on their computers and/or mobile phones. In both America and Japan, the increased trend of comic books use in children is obvious, although the regions depict a variation in child behaviour in response to comic books. ...
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