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EAST 403 01 (13739) /ANTH402
Recognition, Shame, and the State in Contemporary Japan
Kuraudo Yamamoto
Th 3.30-5.20 SML 207
Fall 2016 
No regular final examination
Areas So
Permission of instructor required

Exploration of the historical relation between the Japanese state and certain marginalized social groups, specifically the stigma which attaches to some groups and the role of the state in producing these stigmas. Social groups considered include: construction workers or day laborers of postwar recovery; the burakumin or outcaste class; resident foreigners, such as the Chinese and Koreans; Okinawans; Fukushima residents, radical leftists, and World War II comfort women.