ASIAN 252 - Undergraduate Seminar in Japanese Culture
Section: 002 Food, Identity and Community in Japan
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem, WorldLit
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
No knowledge of Japanese language is required.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Students will explore the place of food in a community's understanding of itself and of others. Using modern Japanese fiction and film as our main texts, we will examine how the discourse of food defines regional and national identities, and how communities are represented through patterns of consumption or deprivation. We will probe the tension between the role of certain foods as markers of cultural authenticity and the reality of cuisine as a historically dynamic, hybrid enterprise. We will investigate the connections of gender and class to food and its preparation, and study how the sharing of food affects human alliances. In short, we will be asking what it means to eat sushi.

ASIAN 252 - Undergraduate Seminar in Japanese Culture
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
P
28813
Open
1
4MCSP Y1
1Y1
4Enrollment Management
-
WF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Class will meet in the Nurse's Lounge in Cozens Hall.
003 (SEM)
P
28814
Open
1
6Enrollment Management
3Y1
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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