Middlebury

ANTH 0230

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. (formerly SOAN 0230) 3 hrs. lect./ disc.
Subject:
Anthropology
Department:
Anthropology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL NOA SOC
Equivalent Courses:
JAPN 0230 *
SOAN 0230

Sections in Fall 2011