WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2018-2019       Summer Session       Winter Session       Home       Archive       Search
Pop Music Revolutionaries in Modern Japan
CEAS 285
Fall 2018
Section: 01  

This course addresses topics in popular music expression in modern and contemporary Japan, and considers trends and topics in modern Japanese society through the lens of different forms of popular music. It pays particular attention to instances of musical expression that can be understood as critical in nature, and addresses musical responses to moments of crisis, upheaval, and precarity in modern Japan. It also emphasizes the work of artists who have been at the forefront of various developments in Japan's popular music world. Our aim, in short, is to understand not only the songs and artists themselves, but also the historical, social, and political contexts within which they were produced. The course will thus approach music not merely as an abstracted object of study/analysis, but as a medium by which we might both expand our understandings of modern and contemporary Japan, and critique and build upon the discipline of area studies, as well.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CEAS
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Lit&Cult)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on JUN-25-2024
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459