シラバス参照

開講年度(Academic Year) 2021 
科目コード/科目名
(Course Code / Course Title)
DM427/Contemporary Culture in Japan 
テーマ/サブタイトル等
(Theme / Subtitle)
Popular culture, critical issues, and society in contemporary Japan 
担当者 (Instructor) ヨ イェジ(YEO YEZI) 
時間割 (Class Schedule) 春学期 (Spring Semester) 金曜日(Fri) 4時限(Period 4) X302(Room)
単位 (Credit) 2単位(2 Credits) 
科目ナンバリング
(Course Number)
ICC3471 
使用言語
(Language)
英語
(English) 
備考 (Notes)  
テキスト用コード (Text Code) DM427 



授業の
目標
Course
Objectives
In this course students will explore theoretical concepts and subjects concerning cultural studies in contemporary Japan. Students are asked to familiarize themselves with conceptual tools and critically examine media discourse and representation to better understand issues arising from security, gender, race, and class dynamics in Japanese society.  
 
授業の
内容
Course
Contents
This is an intensive discussion-oriented course, in which students are expected to read academic journal articles, write summaries, present individually/as a group, react to media products, participate in classwork, and actively discuss theoretical concepts, observations, and opinions every week.  
 
授業計画
Course
Schedule
1. Introduction to the course  
2. Queer manga

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Shamoon, D. (2007). Revolutionary Romance: The Rose of Versailles and the Transformation of Shojo Manga. Mechademia, 2(1), 3-17
Bauwens-Sugimoto, J. (2011). Subverting masculinity, misogyny, and reproductive technology in Sex Pistols. Image & Narrative, 12(1), 1-18 
3. Shojo/shonen anime

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Saito, K. (2014). Magic, Shōjo, and metamorphosis: Magical girl anime and the challenges of changing gender identities in Japanese society. The Journal of Asian Studies, 73(1), 143-164
Dahlberg-Dodd, H. E. (2018). Voices of the hero: dominant masculine ideologies through the speech of Japanese Shonen protagonists. Gender & Language, 12(3), 346-371  
4. Televising femininities

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Freedman, A., & Iwata-Weickgenannt, K. (2011). “Count What You Have Now. Don't Count What You Don't Have”: The Japanese Television Drama Around 40 and the Politics of Women's Happiness. Asian Studies Review, 35(3), 295-313
Ho, M. H. (2014). Is Nadeshiko Japan “feminine?” Manufacturing sport celebrity and national identity on Japanese morning television. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 38(2), 164-183 
5. Screening subversive bodies

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Pang, C. & Kurokawa, M. (2019). Viewing Kore-Eda's Nobody Knows and Shoplifters through Legal-Social Lenses. APLPJ, 21(1), 1-46
Pinnington G. (2020). The Third Way in Zainichi youth films: Go & Pacchigi. In Japan beyond its borders: transnational approaches to film and media. Seibunsha, 283-297  
6. Music, idols & new masculinities

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Darling-Wolf, F. (2004). SMAP, sex, and masculinity: Constructing the perfect female fantasy in Japanese popular music. Popular music and society, 27(3), 357-370
Holtzman, J. (2018). The weakness of sweetness: masculinity and confectionary in Japan. Food, Culture & Society, 21(3), 280-295 
7. Kawaii & dis/obedient fashion

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Skutlin, J. (2019). Fashioning Tattooed Bodies: An Exploration of Japan's Tattoo Stigma. Asia Pacific Perspectives, 16(1), 4-33
Kinsella, S. (2020). Otoko no ko Manga and New Wave Crossdressing in the 2000s: A Two-Dimensional to Three-Dimensional Male Subculture. Mechademia 13(1), 40-56  
8. Contemporary art & shojo

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Kinsella, S. (2006). Minstrelized girls: male performers of Japan's Lolita complex. Japan Forum, 18(1) 65-87
Wakeling, E. J. (2011). Girls are Dancin’: Shōjo Culture and Feminism in Contemporary Japanese Art. New Voices, 5, 130-146  
9. Digital cultures, racism & misogyny

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Fuchs, T. & Schafer, F. (2019). Normalizing misogyny: hate speech and verbal abuse of female politicians on Japanese Twitter. Japan Forum, 1-27
Razack, S. & Joseph, J. (2020). Misogynoir in women’s sport media: race, nation, and diaspora in the representation of Naomi Osaka. Media, Culture & Society, 1-18  
10. Branding & consuming fandoms

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Allison, A. (2009). The cool brand, affective activism and Japanese youth. Theory, Culture & Society, 26(2-3) 89-111
Stevens, C. S. (2010). You are what you buy: Postmodern consumption and fandom of Japanese popular culture. Japanese Studies, 30(2), 199-214  
11. Final presentations and discussions 1 
12. Final presentations and discussions 2 
13. Final presentations and discussions 3  
14. Guest speaker 
授業時間外
(予習・復習
等)の学習
Study
Required
Outside
of Class
Students are expected to come to class having done the reading & writing assignments. Students will explore theories and concepts by reading and summarizing at least one chapter/article from the weekly texts and prepare several presentations.
 
成績評価
方法・基準
Evaluation
種類(Kind) 割合(%) 基準(Criteria)
平常点(In-class Points) 100  %
Attendance: Active participation & tasks(30%) 、Assignments: Short writings (36%) 、Presentations: Weekly & final(34%)
テキスト
Textbooks
Materials and assignments will be provided by the instructor via Blackboard.

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(Some of the articles are included in this online syllabus for reference.)
参考文献
Readings
その他
(HP等)
Others
(e.g. HP)
Schedule, off/online format, and syllabus content are subject to change. Students need to check their Rikkyo account emails and Blackboard notifications frequently for class updates. Students need to be familiar with Blackboard, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, and Zoom.  
注意事項
Notice
It is recommended that the student’s English level is at or above
TOEFL iBT 76,IELTS 6.0, TOEIC 700 , or TOEIC IP 700. 


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