109年第2學期-2806 GL:Personal Identity in Historical Perspective 課程資訊

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選課分析

本課程名額為 80人,已有53人選讀,尚餘名額27人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
Participation/attendance/writing and reading assignments 40
Midterm 30
Final 30

授課教師

James Sims 盧盈秀

教育目標

“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.

課程資訊

參考書目

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.