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JAPN0230

Rethinking the Body in Japan

Rethinking the Body in Contemporary Japan - In English
In this course we will examine attitudes toward and tensions related to the human body in Japan. Looking at art, music, style, and social issues we will examine the symbolic as well as material concerns of bodies in contemporary Japan. Religious, historical, martial, and aesthetic understandings of bodies will be addressed. We will analyze Japan's current attitudes toward organ transplantation, treatment of the deceased, plastic surgery, surrogacy, sex change surgery and other embodied practices. Readings will include Twice Dead and Commodifying Bodies.
Subject:
Japanese
Department:
Japanese Studies
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL SOC
Equivalent Courses:
SOAN0230

Sections

Spring 2015

JAPN0230A-S15 Lecture

Spring 2014

JAPN0230A-S14 Lecture (White)

Fall 2011

JAPN0230A-F11 Lecture (White)

Fall 2010

JAPN0230A-F10 Lecture (White)