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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21F.037 (Spring 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Japanese Popular Culture 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Ian Condry 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 21F.039 / 21F.037 Japanese Popular Culture



    Spring 2003




    Course Highlights


    Lecture notes and all assignments for this course may be downloaded.


    Course Description


    This course examines Japanese popular culture as a way of understanding the changing character of media, capitalism, fan communities and culture. 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 will be on contemporary popular culture and theories of gender, sexuality, race, and the workings of power in global culture industries.
     

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