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ANTH 315 002 (Lecture)

Japanese Culture and Society

Japanese culture and society: patterns of organization, value systems, family, education, work, minorities and diversity, harmony and conflict, urban/rural differences, gender, sexuality, youth, tradition, continuity, change, and future prospects.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 2 (Jan 04, 2021 to Apr 08, 2021)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): January 15, 2021


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 15, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
March 05, 2021

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Tue Thu15:3017:00Mathematics Annex1100
Instructor: CREIGHTON, MILLIE
Note: this section is full

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-  This class will cover an overview of Japanese culture and society. We will explore expectations of the so-called traditional family, and its modern revelations, consistencies, and transformations. As part of this, we will explore contemporary issues of the aging population, the low birthrate, and a generation of young adults who in great contrast to previous generations are not marrying or seem to be delaying marriage, shifts in gender and issues of education, work and leisure related to continuing or emerging concepts of gender and gender roles, along with issues on now acknowledged (but until recently denied in Japans assertion of a homogeneous people) minorities and marginal groups, along with the growing disabilities and gay movements in Japan. We will address the question of what i&~ t now means to be, Perfectly Japanese, in modern Japan against a background of a culture that long expected or projected conformity.

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