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SOAN0230A-S14

Rethinking the Body in Japan
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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. (Anthropology)
Course Reference Number (CRN):
22444

Course

SOAN0230

All Sections in Spring 2014

Spring 2014

SOAN0230A-S14 Lecture (White)