110年第2學期-2766 GL:Personal Identity in Historical Perspective 課程資訊
|Participation/attendance/writing and reading assignments||40|
本課程名額為 40人，已有37 人選讀，尚餘名額3人。
“Who am I?” This course will answer an old question with a general survey of identity discourses. Identity (or identities) is socially and culturally constructed; it is fluid, multi-dimensional, and indefinite. It is constructed through the relationship to and differences from the ‘Other’. Several factors shape the formation and transformation of the notions of identity, such as class, race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, religion, and personal experiences. In this course, students will explore factors and experiences that shape who they are. They will also examine: 1) Clothing, body images and identity; 2) Gender identity; 3) Diasporic and migrant identity. By exploring these topics, students will deepen their understanding of themselves in the context of public discourse and identity politics in a multi-cultural world.
Attendance, completion of assigned reading, group discussions and presentations, writing tasks are crucial components in fulfilling the course requirements.
In this course, we explore some of the historically important philosophical questions relating to the human person. This will include discussions about the existence (or non-existence) of free will; the question of what makes you the particular person you are; and the nature of the human (and non-human mind).
Chris Shilling, "Sexed Bodies." The Body: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 24-41.
Ha Jin, "Children as enemies," A Good Fall. Vintage, 2009, pp. 77-86.
Kam Louie, "Introducing wen-wu: Towards a Definition of Chinese Masculinity." Theorising Chinese Masculinity. Cambridge University Press, 2002, pp.1-21.
Jhumpa Lahiri. " Mrs. Sen's," Interpreter of Maladies. pp. 123-147.
Kevin Kenny. "What is Diaspora?" Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2013, pp.1-15.