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Fall 2018-2019
* EAS 225 / ANT 323 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Japanese Society and Culture

Amy B. Borovoy

During the decades after World War II, Japan became the world's second largest economy and a highly productive, technologized society. While Americans once regarded Japan as a land of "corporate warriors," today Japan has become known for its popular culture, critiques of environmental destruction, and gentler variety of capitalism. We explore key social issues including gender, labor, affect, sports, media, poplular culture, biopolitics, law, demography and population control.

Sample reading list:
Sabine Fruhstuck, Uneasy Warriors: Gender, Memory, and Popular Culture...
Gerald LeTendre, Learning to be Adolescent: Growing up in U.S. and Japanese..
Tsipy Ivry, Embodying Culture: Pregnancy in Japan and Israel
Anne Allison, Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imaginatio
Karen Nakamura, Deaf in Japan: Signing and the Politics of Identity
Mary Brinton, Lost in Transition: Youth, Work, and Instability...
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
75-100 reading pages per week. 8-10 page essay.

Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 30%
Papers - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Reserved Seats:
First Year Ugrd Only 5

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20148 L01 01:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm M   Green Hall   0-S-9   Enrolled:23 Limit:37
23622 P01 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Green Hall   0-S-9   Enrolled:11 Limit:30
23639 P02 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Tower Club   101   Enrolled:12 Limit:30