109年第2學期-2861 GL:Personal Identity in Historical Perspective 課程資訊
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“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) Religion and identity; 2) Clothing, body images and identity; 3) Gender identity; 4) 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.
Office Hour1-2pm Tuesday and Wednesday PG-IC 207
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.