Teaching Japanese Popular Culture

ISBN: 978-0-924304-78-1
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Editors: Deborah Shamoon & Chris McMorran

Publisher: Association for Asian Studies (Ann Arbor, MI)


Shamoon, Deborah & McMorran, Chris. Introduction (pp. 1-18)

PART I. The Big Picture: On Curriculum Design

  • McLaren, Sally, & Spies, Alwyn. Risk and potential: Establishing critical pedagogy in Japanese popular culture courses (pp. 19-44).
  • Armour, William S., & Iida, Sumiko. Teaching Japanese popular culture at an Australian university: Insights from a literacies pedagogy perspective (pp. 45-60).
  • Wagner, Cosima. Goethe goes Cool Japan: Teaching popular culture through research-oriented learning at a German university (pp. 61-76).

PART II. In the Media Studies Classroom: Teaching About Popular Culture

  • Sugawa-Shimada, Akiko. Contested classrooms: Reconstructions of “Japaneseness” through anime (pp. 79-101).
  • Bardsley, Jan. Teaching fashion as Japanese popular culture (pp. 101-135).

PART III. Using Popular Culture in Teaching

  • King, Melanie. Confessions of an anime and manga ignoramus: Approaches to Japanese popular culture for the K-12 classroom (pp. 137-160).
  • Shamoon, Deborah. Co-teaching and foreign language across the curriculum: Using Japanese popular culture (pp. 161-186).
  • Yamada, Marc. Using Japanese television media in content-based language learning (pp. 187-210).
  • Dorsey, James. Performing gender in the prisonhouse of a (foreign) language: Blending Japanese language learning and cultural studies (pp. 211-230).
  • Seaton, Philip. Pop(ular) culture in the Japanese history classroom (pp. 231-256).

McMorran, Chris. Conclusion: The online future(s) of teaching Japanese popular culture (pp. 257-282).


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