21F.591 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. Emphasis on 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 with a project that requires research in Japanese. Preference to Japanese minors.

This class has 21F.504 as a prerequisite.

21F.591 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by I. Condry.

This class counts for a total of 4 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 21F.591 was rated 6.4 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Japanese Popular Culture site.

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