EAS447H1: Sound Studies and Modern Japan

Hours: 
24S

This seminar explores the growing field of sound studies with particular attention given to auditory histories and cultures in modern Japan and the prewar Japanese empire in East Asia. We study the interrelationships between industrialization, mass culture, colonialism, and techniques and processes of reproducing sound in order to specify the status of acoustic and sonic mediation in everyday life in a capitalist commodity economy. 

Prerequisite: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)