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グローバル教養特別演習III(11)

Art and Feminisms in post-1968 Japan
Does feminism exist in Japan? With an international gender equality survey putting Japan 114th in the world, you may think it has always been like that here.
In fact, there has been a variety of feminisms in Japan. Starting with the student movement of 1968, this course surveys the rise and fall of feminisms in Japan up to the present, with special emphasis on their relation with cultural and artistic movements. We will first focus on the Women’s Liberation (Uman libu) movement, which came out of the 1968 student movement and the counter-culture movement. Secondly, we will look into the feminisms from the late 1970s to the present day, and review some important feminist art practices, theories and exhibitions in the 1990s. Lastly, we will examine the current situation in Japan and try to find ways to address and change it through cultural practices.
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時間割/共通科目コード
コース名
教員
学期
時限
08F140711
FAS-FA4E07S3
グローバル教養特別演習III(11)
嶋田 美子
S1 S2
火曜3限、火曜4限
マイリストに追加
マイリストから削除
教室
21KOMCEE East K214
講義使用言語
英語
単位
2
実務経験のある教員による授業科目
NO
他学部履修
開講所属
教養学部
授業計画
Class schedule (Note: the following subjects will be covered in 7 class periods, and the order may change depending on the availability of some guest speakers) Class 1. Introduction Course introduction Self-introductions Discussion: what do you want to learn from this course? (break) 1968: ‘The personal is political’- 1960s radicalism and women Were women only subordinate to male students? ‘Having to make rice balls’ (Ueno Chizuko) led to the birth of feminism? Gewalt Rosa, Shigenobu Fusako and Nagata Hiroko (Red Army) two female photographers: Watanabe Hitomi and Sasaki Michiko Class 2. 1970~1975: Women’s Liberation Movement (Uuman libu) and Eros Film: ‘Looking for Fumiko’ (a documentary film by Kurihara Nanako on Women’s lib movement in Japan) (break) ‘Libereation from Public Toilet’ (Tanaka Mitsu) ‘Onna no Shinbun’ (Women’s newspaper) and other mini-comi (zines) Chu-pi-ren (Alliance of women against the ban on birth-control pills and undesirable changes on the abortion law) Class 3. Counter culture and female artists in the 1960s-‘Nikutai’ (Bodies) that matter ‘Angura’ (underground) art movement – theater, dance, and other performance, including: Hijikata Tatsumi and Ankoku Butoh (break) Nakajima Natsu Butoh workshop Class 4. 1975~: Authorization of ‘Equality’ 1975 International Women’s Year 1975~85 United Nation’s decade of women 1986 Equal Employment Opportunity Law What happened to Uuman libu? Feminism since the 1990s Introduction of feminist theories, ‘women’s studies’ in academia Ueno Chizuko Chino Kaori (art history) – Image & Gender study group ‘Gender’-themed art exhibitions: Kasahara Michiko, curator ‘Gender: Beyond Memories’ (1996) ‘Love’s Body’ (1998) ‘Borderline Cases’ (2004) Feminist artists: Ito Tari, Yoshiko Shimada, Idemitsu Mako (possible visit to a museum exhibition) Class 5. The ‘Comfort women’ issue and Backlash ‘Comfort women’ and Japanese feminists The Women's International War Crimes Tribunal on Japan's Military Sexual Slavery (2002) ‘Atarashii Kyokasho o Tsukuru Kai (A Society for New Japanese Textbook)’ Revisionists against ‘comfort women’ – ‘they were just prostitutes’ Backlash and self-censorship Class 6. Post-Fukushima (2011) and New Activism? Guest speakers: young feminist artists - Taki Asako and others DV, harassments, poverty, immigration How can we change? Class 7 Presentations Each student will do 15-20 min. presentation on how to change the gender inequality.
授業の方法
The class will be held every other week, 210 min.long with a short break in the middle. Most classes will begin with a lecture or a talk by myself or a guest speaker, or a film screening. This will be followed by questions and discussion. We will have guest artists who are engaged in woman- and feminism related art practices, in addition to my own work in the past, covering issues such as war, violence, memory, and sexuality. There will be some workshops and out-of-class activities such as visits to art galleries.
成績評価方法
Class participation is essential. The evaluation will be based on attendance, active participation in classworks, and the final project. The final project should address the current gender situation in Japan or elsewhere. It can take the form of a paper, artwork, film, performance, activism, web page, etc.
教科書
There is no textbook. I will provide reading materials and power point at every class.
参考書
‘Remembering the Grandmothers: The international movement to comeorate the survivors of militarized sexual abuse in the Asia-Pacific War’ Vera Mackie https://apjjf.org/2019/04/MackieCrozierDeRosa.html?fbclid=IwAR1yhvfQ9wyldA8aykM1nSYxUTLemp_sIplte5AW8RLLdCtGNvTg2V8EC24
履修上の注意
Some workshops involve physical exercise, but this will not be not vigorous. If you have any kind of disability, please let me know in advance of the course.