20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module explores key factors shaping contemporary Japanese society, while developing core disciplinary skills in the contemporary social sciences - anthropology, sociology, geography and cultural studies. Our particular focus will be on the last twenty years as post-Bubble Japan has entered a period of economic decline, prompting a series of debates about the effects of this change on society. Students will develop a strong understanding of these social changes and the social scientific debates regarding them, and the methods and practices used to conduct contemporary social scientific research in Japan today. 

Staff Contact: Mark Pendleton
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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