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Sabine Fruhstuck - Gender and History Seminar

Thursday, November 29, 2018
4:30pm – 6:30pm

Storrs Campus
HBL - Class of 1947 Room

Fall 2018 Gender and History Seminar

With

Sabine Fruhstuck Professor East Asia Center, Director University of California Santa Barbara

4:30 PM Homer Babbidge Library Class of 1947 Room, 1st Floor

About the speaker:

Sabine Frühstück is interested in the study of modern and contemporary Japanese culture and its relationship to the rest of the world. Her research has engaged several intellectual fields. Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan (2017) is a cultural history of the naturalized connections between childhood and militarism. It analyzes the rules and regularities of war play, from the hills and along the rivers of 19th century rural Japan to the killing fields of 21st century cyberspace. The ethnography, Uneasy Warriors: Gender, Memory and Popular Culture in the Japanese Army (2007) employs gender, memory and popular culture as technologies of engagement with a number of debates that centrally involve the ambivalent status and condition of Japan’s contemporary military. Colonizing Sex: Sexology and Social Control in Modern Japan (2003) is a sociohistorical study of the creation, formation, and application of a “science of sex” from the late 19th through the mid-20th century.

Contact:

jessica.muirhead@uconn.edu

History Department (primary), Asian American Cultural Center, Asian American Studies Institute, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, UConn Master Calendar

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