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日本のサブカルチャー入門

1970年代から発展してきた日本のサブカルチャーを探索し、現在に至るまでの歴史を学ぼう。

日本のサブカルチャー入門

サブカルチャーには実は比較的長い歴史があります。1950年代のアメリカのグリーサー(greasers)、1960~70年代のイギリスのモッズやロッカー、1980~90年代のグランジ(grunge)など、挙げればきりがありません。サブカルチャーはそれぞれより大きな「親」文化の中に位置しており、特に若者の文化的な恐怖や希望をそこに見てとることができます。

このコースでは、1970年代から発展してきた日本のサブカルチャーを紹介します。

日本のサブカルチャーを様々な側面から見てみましょう

日本のサブカルチャーは、伝統的文化に比べると刹那的な若者文化であると長い間考えられてきました。しかしサブカルチャーは、若い世代が自分たちの住む世界を再創造することを牽引する破壊的な力を持っています。本コースでは、若者のもつ「未熟さ」や「脆弱さ」が日本のサブカルチャーに反映されている点に焦点を当て、それが結果的に若者が未熟で脆弱なままでいることを許容している現実を分析していきます。

このコースでは、大串教授新島教授高橋教授大和田教授の4名の専門家とともに、恋愛、戦い、テクノロジー、ファンカルチャーに焦点を当てながら、少女漫画や少年漫画、ボーカロイド初音ミク、コスプレ、そしてJpopアイドルについて探ります。それらを通して、日本のサブカルチャーを支える様々な文化的創造について学ぶことができます。文化を分析するための資料を用いて、日本の主要なサブカルチャーの基礎知識を身につけ、それぞれの特徴を学びましょう。

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Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds Hello I am Hisayo Ogushi, the lead educator of this course about Japanese Subculture offered by Keio University. Are you familiar with Japanese Subculture? Shojo-manga? Shonen-manga? Japanese pop music, vocaloid and many more? You may have been interested in Japanese subcultures, but wondering where to look first. On the other hand, you may have already dived into some of them, looking for more insightful perspectives. Or, you may have just wondered why Japanese subculture fascinates your friends and families. Well, seek no further! This course will be a perfect gateway to the world of “Cool Japan” In the last two decades, Japanese subculture has gained worldwide acceptance and popularity.

Skip to 0 minutes and 56 seconds Its market is expanding, and there are various sub-categories for which many, may have been difficult to follow. I, along with three other co-educators, will introduce new vision of Japanese subculture looking into several genres along with weekly theme, such as “Love,” “Battle,” “Technology,” and “Fan culture.” Through this process, we will have fun redefining the meaning of “immaturity” and “vulnerability” in the Japanese youth culture from the 1970s. These keywords will, no doubt, shed a new light to these cultural phenomenon in Japan.

Skip to 1 minute and 35 seconds Together with Isamu Takahashi, an expert of Shonen-manga, Toshiyuki Ohwada, an awarded music critic and scholar, and Susumu Niijima, a science fiction scholar as well as French literature, let’s together discover and explore new ways to travel around the world of Japanese subculture.

What topics will you cover?

  • 日本の若者文化を理解する
  • 日本の社会的背景にある未熟さと脆弱性を考える
  • 恋愛関係と自己認識
  • 教育機関におけるバトルと競争
  • 機械と人間
  • 二次創作とファンカルチャー
  • 1970年以降のサブカルチャー史

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • 若者文化の重要な意味を評価する
  • 社会的背景と合わせてサブカルチャーについての文献を解釈する
  • 日本のサブカルチャーが持つ文脈と学習者自身の文化的背景を比較する
  • 日本文化が世界的に強い影響力を持ち、人気を博している理由を調べる

Who is the course for?

このコースは入門者向けであり、日本や日本文化に興味のある方ならどなたでも参加できます。

コースのビデオの一部は、英語字幕つきの日本語で再生されます。

このコースは講師自身はファシリテーションに参加しませんが、他の学習者との交流を通して学びを深めていただけるように、全体を通してディスカッションの機会を設けていますので、ソーシャルラーニングをお楽しみください。

Who will you learn with?

I am Hisayo Ogushi, a Professor of English at Keio University’s Faculty of Letters. I’m the lead educator of the course, “An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures.”

Who developed the course?

Keio University

Keio University is Japan’s first modern institution of higher learning, and since 1858 has established itself as a leader in Japan through its continued commitment to education, research and medicine.

  • Established

    1858
  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • World ranking

    Top 200Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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