This unit aims to deconstruct the monolithic perception of Japanese culture and to understand Japan in terms of its relationship to its near and more distant neighbours through Asia and the Pacific. Incorporating the approach of queer studies which places an emphasis on the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, nationalism and ableness, the unit will introduce key elements of contemporary Japan including the emperor system, ultra-nationalism, war responsibility and the position of minority groups in Japanese society. The units are conducted in English and are available to all students with an interest in Japanese society regardless of language ability.
|Unit name||Queering Japan: Popular Culture, Identity, and Nation|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Global Cultures and Languages|
|Coordinator||Doctor Katsuhiko Suganuma|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Identify important aspects of contemporary Japanese society, including the complexity and diversity of its many cultures.
- Apply queer method to an argument.
- Critically analyse stereotypical and essentialist representations of Japan using a multifaceted (queer) perspective.
- Explain key discourses of Japanese national identity, including how these have developed over the past century and how they operate in Japan today.
- Communicate using academic writing and presentation skills.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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Prerequisites25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HMJ408 AND HMJ210
On campus enrolment
Weekly recorded lecture (1 hour)
Weekly tutorial (2 hours)
Off campus enrolment
Weekly recorded lecture (1 hour)
Weekly learning via online module (2 hours)
|Assessment||Reading Log and Oral Presentation (15%)|Discussion List Entry (20%)|Essay (25%)|Take Home Exam (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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