Childhood and Culture in Japan

EAST 0500 S01 [CRN: 24289]

This seminar offers students an interdisciplinary look at how children became central to social life in modern Japan. What set of historical and philosophical conditions made childhood newly visible in the late 19th century? In what ways has the relationship between the marketplace and childhood evolved over the past hundred years? How have class, gender, ethnicity and sexuality inflected the ways childhood has been experienced in Japan? Students will analyze different texts for and about children (early fairy tales, comic books, propaganda, animation) in relation to critical essays drawn from the disciplines of literature, history, anthropology, film, and social development. Permission of instructor is required for second-semester freshman. SOPH DPLL WRIT
Spring 2018
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13:00 - 14:20 Tue, Thu - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
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