21F.039 Japanese Popular Culture

Class Info

Examines Japanese popular culture as a way of understanding the changing character of media, capitalism, fan communities, and cultural differences. Topics include manga (comic books), hip-hop and other popular music in Japan, anime (Japanese animated films) and feature films, sports (sumo, soccer, baseball), and online communication. Emphasizes contemporary popular culture and theories of gender, sexuality, race, and the workings of power in global culture industries. Several films screened outside of regular class meeting times. Taught in English.

This class has no prerequisites.

21F.039 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by J. Cullen.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 14E-310.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 21F.039 was rated 6.4 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Japanese Popular Culture site or on the 21F.039 Stellar site.

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Japanese Popular Culture
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