Tokyo Between History & Utopia
In this course we will explore the history of Tokyo—from its "prehistory" as a small castle town in the 16th century to the cosmopolitan metropolis of the 20th century—and trace how Tokyo has captured the imagination as a space of possibility, of play, and for many, of decadence. Through a range of sources, including films, novels, ethnographies, and historical essays, we will use Tokyo as a "site" (both urban and ideological) through which to explore broader questions related to capitalist modernity, the formation of the nation-state, cultural identity, gender politics, and mass-culture. 3 hrs. sem.
- Spring 2014
- Le Chateau 003(CHT 003)
- 11:00am-12:15pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Feb 10, 2014 to May 12, 2014)
- Max Ward
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- AAL HIS SOC
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