ANTH 23101. PEOPLES AND CULTURES: JAPAN This course examines postwar Japan through an analysis of the social structures, rituals and cultural values embedded in its key institutions: education, the family, government, religion, the economy, and media/popular culture. We will explore distinctive cultural patterns and forms of social organization at the same time that we strive to recognize the considerable diversity, conflict and social complexity that exist within Japan today. From hip-hop in Harajuku to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, this course will range widely across events in contemporary Japan. Special attention will be given to the role of gender, social class, and race/ethnicity and to Japans place in a changing global context. [C, D, GE, HSS]