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Japanese Popular Culture (ANTHRO 157)

257
Subject: 
ANTHRO

This seminar focuses on the intersection between politics and popular culture in contemporary Japan. It will survey a range of social and political implications of practices of popular culture. Topics include J-pop, manga, anime, and other popular visual cultures, as well as social media. Students will be introduced to theories of popular culture in general, and a variety of contemporary anthropological studies on Japanese popular culture in particular. Prior knowledge of cultural anthropology is required.

Course ID: 
221 479
Grading: 
Letter (ABCD/NP)
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