WGS.154[J] Gender and Japanese Popular Culture (New)


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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.

WGS.154[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by I. Condry.

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

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, WGS.154[J] was rated 5.9 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) < MIT site.

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