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2020-2021 Catalog

A&S 275 Gender and Family in Modern and Contemporary Japan

We will explore anthropological research on gender and the creation of the family in Japan, with an emphasis on the modern and contemporary eras. Utilizing readings and documentary film, weekly units trace individuals and families throughout the life course, from birth and childhood, to partnering, childbirth and childrearing, adulthood and aging. Investigation of critical issues in Japanese society will serve as means to develop sustained engagement with anthropological inquiry and East Asian studies. [SS, GM1]


A&S 102