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JK02001Introduction-Transcultural Studies (Tutorium)

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科目ナンバリング
  • G-LET36 7JK02 SE36
開講年度・開講期 2020・前期
単位数 2 単位
授業形態 演習
対象学生 大学院生
使用言語 英語
曜時限 月4
教員
  • Bjorn-Ole Kamm(文学研究科 講師)
授業の概要・目的 The concept of transculturality can be used both as a heuristic device (e.g. multi-perspectivity and multi-locality) and focus of study (e.g. cultural entanglements).

It is embedded in a large and very heterogeneous landscape of theoretical and methodological approaches that come from various disciplines and cover different thematic, historical and geographic areas.

Jointly conducted by four researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds, this discussion class complements the lecture series of the same name and deals with the contributions and limitations of inherited and current notions of transculturality. Focusing on three study areas, "Knowledge, Belief and Religion," "Society, Economy and Governance" and "Visual, Media and Material Culture," and the respective fields of research of the lecturers, theories and methods will be tested, e.g. in explorations of diasporic cinema and cultural identity politics, circular movements in the development of "Modern Postural Yoga," and the relationship between patterns of migration and modes of institutionalization. The goal of the course is to deepen students' understanding of transcultural phenomena and perspectives.

Study Focus: all.
Modules: Introduction to Transcultural Studies.
到達目標 Students will discuss the lectures and readings about the historical development of theories of transculturality and their application in practical research in the humanities and social sciences. This will allow them to deepen their understanding of transcultural dynamics, theoretical perspectives, the creation and crossing of cultural borders, entangled histories and forms of circulation.
授業計画と内容 The course will be offered in accordance with the following general structure. A detailed plan for each class will be announced in the introduction.

(1) Introduction [1 week]
The Introduction to the course covers the aims, methods, requirements and overall organisation of the class, including guidelines for essay writing and brief overviews of the three study foci, Knowledge, Belief and Religion" (KBR), "Society, Economy and Governance" (SEG), and "Visual, Media and Material Culture" (VMC).

(2) Foundations [3 weeks]
The first three-week section of readings complements the lecture by Bjorn-Ole KAMM and discusses transculturality within the matrix of associated terms and metaphors, such as hybridity, as well as related-but-different perspectives, postcolonialism for example, followed by an introduction into transculturality as heuristic principle and its methodological consequences.

(3) Knowledge, Belief and Religion [3 weeks]
In the following three weeks the readings will be discussed that relate to Somdev VASUDEVA's lectures on the concept of transculturality using "Modern Postural Yoga" as an example. In the first lecture, we investigate historical precursors of the relevant phenomena, explore influences of British and Scandinavian physical culture on the development of postural yoga in India in the second lecture, and consider the ways in which the latter was received (back) in Britain and globally in the final class of this section.

(4) Society, Economy and Governance [3 weeks]
This section will deal with people on the move and practices of control and institutionalization, for example, through immigration policies, minority policies, social integration policies or citizenship, particularly in Asian countries, as they are discussed by ASATO Wako in his lectures. The focus on cross-border migration and demographic challenges shifts to supranational entities, such as ASEAN, in the last week.

(5) Visual, Media and Material Culture [3 weeks]
The last section focuses on transculturality in film and identity politics, dealing with lesbian film history in the first week, and looking at aspects of diasporic cinema, especially the concept of “accented cinema” in the second. The last week will examine various postcolonial readings in the relationship with the realm of visual media. The readings complement the lectures by Mitsuyo WADA-MARCIANO.

(6) Review and Feedback
成績評価の方法・観点 Readings (40%), discussion (40%), and active participation (20%)
履修要件 Participation in the main lecture class Introduction to Transcultural Studies is mandatory. (Code: JK01001).
授業外学習(予習・復習)等 Regular homework for the lecture class (readings and short comprehension essays) will play an important role in this course.
教科書
  • The course materials as well as lecture slides will be made available via the course webpage.
参考書等
  • The course materials as well as lecture slides will be made available via the course webpage.
関連URL
  • https://www.cats.bun.kyoto-u.ac.jp/elearn/course/view.php?id=67