Brainwashing, Conversion and Other Technologies of Belief Contagion (SA)

Subject associations
EAS 370
Term
Spring 2023
Instructors
Steven Chung
Registrar description

The seminar explores brainwashing and conversion in media discourses and practices, with a focus on Asia. Brainwashing and conversion are approached as contingent and exploitable figures spanning religious doctrine, forces of economic mobility, cross-cultural encounters, states of political subjectivity and gender and sex formations. Media forms include portrayals of brainwashing, control of networks and content, and ideas about media's hypnotic power.