Topics in Gender and Culture in Japan: Seminar

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

This semester, Spring 2019, the seminar will examine theories and practices of feminism in Japan and elsewhere.  In particular, we will study several forms of “radical feminism,” including women’s liberation movement or ribu in early 1970s Japan.  We will explore “radicality” in feminism, articulated against the grain of discourses on women’s rights and equality.  Topics treated in the course include, radical feminism and the New Left, feminist genealogies, feminism and violence, the politics of feminist manifestos, feminism and futurity, and the feminist politics of organization.  Some of the reading materials are in Japanese.

Additional Information

Faculty:  Tomiko Yoda
Time: Tues, 12:00 - 2:45pm 
JAPNLIT 271