Rethinking the Body in Japan
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.
- Spring 2014
- Munroe Hall 404(MNR 404)
- 11:00am-12:15pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Feb 10, 2014 to May 12, 2014)
- Linda White
- Japanese Studies
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- AAL SOC
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