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Dr. Joel Brereton, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Spring 2008

ANS 383 • Globalization in East Asia

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31265 M
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
WCH 4.118
Traphagan, J.

Course Description

This seminar is intended to consider processes of globalization and localization as they are expressed and experienced in East Asia. We will look at different local contexts in which global products and processes are interpreted and used. The purpose of the course is to develop a critical understanding of the flows of goods, people, and ideas and to consider the theoretical implications of these flows for anthropological research and cross-cultural studies of East Asia. Central to the seminar is the consideration of what "globalization" means in local contexts. Although the emphasis is on the East Asian experience, readings will be drawn from the broader literature on globalization in anthropology.

Grading Policy

Weekly papers 40% Research paper 60%

Texts

Wilson. GLOBAL/LOCAL, ISBN:0822317125 Watson, James. GOLDEN ARCHES EAST: MCDONALD'S IN EAST ASIA, ISBN:0804732078 Douglass, JAPAN AND GLOBAL MIGRATION, ISBN:0824827422 Appadurai, Arjun. MODERNITY AT LARGE: CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF GLOBALIZATION Iwabuchi, RECENTERING GLOBALIZATION: POPULAR CULTURE & JAPANESE. ISBN:0822328917 Constable, Nicole. ROMANCE ON A GLOBAL STAGE, ISBN:0520238702

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