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Seminar with S.Fruhstuck: Children & War of Emotions

Friday, November 30, 2018
10:00am – 11:30am

Storrs Campus
Wood Hall Basement Lounge

Please join the History Department for a seminar with Professor Sabine Fruhstuck:

Discussion of her book chapter, … And my heart screams: Children and the War of Emotions, from her 2017 co-edited book, Child’s Play: Multi-Sensory Histories of Children and Childhood in Japan

The text is available as an open-source book at

All are welcome; participants are asked to read the chapter in advance.

Sabine Fruhstuck is Professor of Modern Japanese Cultural Studies at the Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, where she is also Director of the East Asia Center. Prof. Fruhstuck researches modern and contemporary Japanese culture and its relationship to other parts of the world. She is the author of Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan (2017), a cultural history of the naturalized connections between childhood and militarism; Uneasy Warriors: Gender, Memory and Popular Culture in the Japanese Army (2007), an ethnography that 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; and Colonizing Sex: Sexology and Social Control in Modern Japan (2003), a sociohistorical study of the creation, formation, and application of a *science of sex* from the late 19th through the mid-20th century.


Cornelia Dayton,

History Department (primary), Asian American Studies Institute, Human Development & Family Studies, UConn Master Calendar

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