21G.039J Gender and Japanese Popular Culture (21F.039)

Class Info

Examines relationships between identity and participation in Japanese popular culture as a way of understanding the changing character of media, capitalism, fan communities, and culture. Emphasizes contemporary popular culture and theories of gender, sexuality, race, and the workings of power and value in global culture industries. Topics include manga (comic books), hip-hop and other popular music, anime and feature films, video games, contemporary literature, and online communication. Students present analyses and develop a final project based on a particular aspect of gender and popular culture. Several films screened outside of regular class meeting times. Taught in English.

This class has no prerequisites.

21G.039J will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by I. Condry.

Lecture occurs 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 14N-313.

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

You can find more information at the Fall 2015 Course 21G: Global Studies and Languages site.

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