21F.591 Japanese Popular Culture
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.
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