Proceedings of the 1st Seminar and Workshop on Research Design, for Education, Social Science, Arts, and Humanities, SEWORD FRESSH 2019, April 27 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Asian-Americans Solidarity through We Bare Bears Series Case Study: Money Man Episode

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.27-4-2019.2286788,
        author={Alfi Zulfa Nooraida and Meidia Rea Smithiana},
        title={Asian-Americans Solidarity through We Bare Bears Series Case Study: Money Man Episode},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Seminar and Workshop on Research Design, for Education, Social Science, Arts, and Humanities, SEWORD FRESSH 2019, April 27 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={SEWORD FRESSH},
        year={2019},
        month={9},
        keywords={asian-american competition solidarity we bare bears},
        doi={10.4108/eai.27-4-2019.2286788}
    }
    
  • Alfi Zulfa Nooraida
    Meidia Rea Smithiana
    Year: 2019
    Asian-Americans Solidarity through We Bare Bears Series Case Study: Money Man Episode
    SEWORD FRESSH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.27-4-2019.2286788
Alfi Zulfa Nooraida1,*, Meidia Rea Smithiana1
  • 1: Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: alfi.zulfa@ui.ac.id

Abstract

Since We Bare Bears Series was released in 2014, it has not been analysed by academicians especially on Money Man episode. In Money Man episode of We Bare Bears Series tells about life of Asians-Americans. The purpose of research is to analyze the message in the Money Man episode of We Bare Bear series. The research collaborates the close reading method, focusing on the characterization, identifying the plot and elaborates the recent research findings for collective action Asians-Americans. The findings show the competition process between two Asians-Americans, occurs when Chloe Park and Saanvi Patel were competing each other to get the grants from Dr Bean, the symbolism disappearance of grantor as the event of economic changes, and the solidarity were made. This episode has different opinion from findings of the recent research which stated the economic and demographic changes predicted to intergroup competition between Asians and Non-Asians has no effects on the rate of pan-Asian collective action. The message of the Money Man episode shows that Asian-Americans seemed to compete each other, but as minorities they would actually unite to survive in the area where minorities repressed because of the White Supremacy rhetoric that still presents around their environments.